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EPSRC Support By Research Topic
A classification scheme has been developed by the Research Councils which covers all of their remits. The complete list of research topics is shown, but there will be topics that are outside EPSRC's remit. To navigate through the 400 research topics, you can use the initial filter.

We classify grants using one or more research topics. Value is the total value of the grants awarded, not the proportion assigned to different research topics, so it does not show the level of investment in different research areas.

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Research TopicNumber of GrantsValue (£)
Accelerator R&D1 5,426,912
Acoustics17 18,022,131
Aerodynamics95 89,557,960
Agricultural systems1 1,359,465
Algebra & Geometry100 75,842,982
Analytical Science114 195,812,036
Animal & human physiology1 460,716
Animal diseases1 697,673
Animal organisms2 1,618,284
Artificial Intelligence205 484,473,766
Assess/Remediate Contamination3 681,840
Astron. & Space Sci. Technol.1 5,426,912
Asymmetric Chemistry16 23,507,067
Atmospheric Kinetics1 6,782,657
Atoms & Ions18 13,085,574
B Physics/Flavour Physics1 5,426,912
Behavioural & experimental eco3 3,481,839
Biochemical engineering7 26,801,311
Biochemistry & physiology1 1,541,002
Bioelectronic Devices7 12,055,734
Bioenergy22 25,373,755
Bioinformatics10 18,666,540
Biological & Medicinal Chem.54 87,717,837
Biological membranes2 1,285,978
Biomaterials87 133,722,338
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation45 60,053,958
Biomedical neuroscience3 6,229,807
Biomedical sciences9 10,624,655
Bionanoscience7 9,940,569
Biophysics92 97,416,881
Bioprocess Engineering23 41,326,495
Building Ops & Management29 126,482,717
Carbohydrate Chemistry1 1,009,939
Carbon Capture & Storage14 38,471,309
Cartography and GIS1 6,718,389
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis128 168,487,084
Catalysis & enzymology6 14,758,678
Cells2 1,947,376
Chemical Biology87 114,593,740
Chemical Structure24 25,646,694
Chemical Synthetic Methodology136 182,299,240
Civil Engineering Materials37 66,613,084
Climate & Climate Change4 1,263,635
Coastal & Waterway Engineering40 32,159,533
Cognitive Psychology6 5,610,252
Cold Atomic Species24 30,147,380
Combustion15 17,541,230
Common Law inc. Commercial Law1 151,789
Complex fluids & soft solids53 78,425,973
Complexity Science11 19,639,742
Composition1 6,240,207
Comput./Corpus Linguistics4 1,630,287
Computational Linguistics9 15,710,536
Computer Graphics & Visual.32 65,357,821
Computer Sys. & Architecture26 75,058,657
Condensed Matter Physics132 135,618,616
Conservation Ecology1 574,039
Conservation Of Art & Textiles2 674,909
Construction Ops & Management15 21,656,061
Continuum Mechanics73 107,090,351
Control Engineering33 67,944,576
Co-ordination Chemistry49 55,802,804
Cosmology1 5,426,912
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology4 5,864,718
Cultural Geography1 149,814
Cultural Studies2 287,566
Curriculum areas2 287,566
Data Handling & Storage1 5,426,912
Design & Testing Technology51 68,581,231
Design Engineering57 84,475,677
Design of Process systems46 114,979,352
Design Processes5 7,368,338
Development (Biosciences)5 2,383,089
Development Studies16 15,144,836
Diet & health5 6,797,324
Digital Signal Processing45 55,595,036
Displays2 5,415,534
Drug Formulation & Delivery36 81,100,564
Earth Resources1 297,621
Economic Development1 690,143
Economics1 807,635
Education1 148,755
Electric Motor & Drive Systems22 50,645,469
Electrochemical Science & Eng.24 39,677,653
Electromagnetics5 2,266,955
Electronic Devices & Subsys.56 92,431,201
Elements of Education1 1,467,376
Energy - Conventional4 5,738,293
Energy - Marine & Hydropower20 54,617,023
Energy - Nuclear85 82,671,080
Energy Efficiency70 178,619,153
Energy Storage74 209,224,137
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology35 60,930,227
Environment & Health6 2,751,302
Environmental biotechnology1 1,020,945
Environmental economics1 5,560
Environmental Geography5 2,949,442
Environmental Informatics2 1,168,619
Environmental Planning2 181,630
Ethics1 6,989,517
Extra-Galactic Astron.&Cosmol.2 10,853,825
Financial economics2 1,653,270
Fluid Dynamics68 75,099,866
Food processing1 984,856
Food structure/composition2 1,204,603
Fuel Cell Technologies23 38,392,791
Fundamentals of Computing136 183,660,387
Fusion12 52,975,518
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions31 51,188,294
Genomics1 3,554,745
Geography and Development3 451,674
Geohazards1 151,387
Global Health and Medicine3 450,659
Globalism and Development3 455,330
Ground Engineering34 42,767,677
Heat & Mass Transfer19 21,808,198
Heritage Management2 293,597
High Performance Computing5 2,382,115
Human Communication in ICT20 30,689,234
Human-Computer Interactions135 243,016,347
ICT and education3 916,519
Image & Vision Computing87 149,334,731
Immunology1 697,673
Industrial Organisation (R&D)1 892,577
Industrial-Org/Occupational1 3,793,546
Information & Knowledge Mgmt142 247,809,166
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.97 111,105,405
Intelligent & Expert Systems2 2,080,433
Intelligent Measurement Sys.2 6,249,453
International Law1 1,975,496
International Relations Theory1 3,489,711
Land - Ocean Interactions3 4,078,394
Lasers & Optics23 38,267,694
Lattice QCD1 5,426,912
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Regulated By Statute1 151,789
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions41 52,092,743
Livestock production1 697,673
Logic & Combinatorics26 29,837,589
Macroeconomics1 4,000,602
Macro-molecular delivery4 27,639,043
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena64 78,334,669
Management & Business Studies1 992,269
Manufact. Business Strategy4 11,995,556
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt87 232,309,802
Manufacturing Machine & Plant245 411,259,329
Materials Characterisation339 472,730,192
Materials Processing110 214,266,983
Materials Synthesis & Growth231 386,371,593
Materials testing & eng.56 100,690,768
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 1,080,646
Mathematical Analysis92 82,907,792
Mathematical Aspects of OR29 84,668,841
Mathematical Physics30 29,731,138
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.1 579,374
Med Soc/Soc Health & Illness2 302,567
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.199 270,742,679
Medical Imaging77 111,369,078
Medical science & disease12 16,991,469
Microsystems25 35,891,832
Mining & Minerals Extraction1 216,105
Mobile Computing41 66,855,161
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.3 13,208,602
Multimedia4 2,425,422
Multiphase Flow20 27,007,069
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology17 16,539,772
Musicology1 6,240,207
Nat Resources, Env & Rural Dev9 3,874,504
Networks & Distributed Systems101 161,108,822
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms6 8,917,419
Non-linear Systems Mathematics36 51,905,361
Novel industrial products1 321,432
Numerical Analysis58 83,197,911
Oil & Gas Extraction5 6,421,318
Optical Communications29 67,936,749
Optical Devices & Subsystems69 106,177,802
Optical Phenomena7 8,893,910
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits86 156,481,098
Organisational Studies3 4,636,807
Parallel Computing5 11,161,781
Part. Phys/Astron. Instrument.1 882,086
Particle Technology45 84,947,045
Pavement Engineering3 1,965,389
Physical Organic Chemistry38 36,586,653
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion26 31,885,627
Plasmas - Technological13 18,357,767
Pol.,International Rel.&Dev.1 151,784
Political Geography2 7,455,498
Political Science1 148,092
Pollution5 867,955
Power Electronics10 9,851,109
Power Sys Man, Prot & Control1 184,035
Properties Of Earth Materials1 7,889,144
Protein chemistry8 20,299,005
Protein engineering3 9,135,808
Protein folding / misfolding3 1,213,993
Psychology12 7,431,242
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids10 12,489,835
Quantum Optics & Information74 100,108,718
Reactor Engineering21 35,421,356
Recreation/Tourism Geography3 1,240,643
Regional & Extreme Weather10 4,619,565
Regional Development2 297,906
RF & Microwave Technology95 87,657,080
Rheology8 9,011,942
Robotics & Autonomy94 210,439,366
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 4,650,283
Scattering & Spectroscopy7 5,026,898
Science and Technology Studies1 1,485,560
Science-Based Archaeology1 467,165
Separation Processes9 12,236,499
Social Anthropology2 1,543,525
Social Policy5 7,581,886
Social policy and Development3 993,274
Social Psychology7 5,051,700
Social Theory1 775,542
Socio Legal Studies3 2,119,158
Sociology2 855,624
Sociology and Development2 299,628
Sociology of Education5 6,797,324
Software Engineering94 115,818,108
Soil science7 5,009,752
Solar Technology60 104,188,353
Statistics & Appl. Probability94 243,156,111
Stem cell biology1 1,478,669
Structural biology9 20,314,011
Structural Engineering58 111,839,163
Surfaces & Interfaces23 26,205,846
Survey & Monitoring4 7,442,775
Sustainable Energy Networks50 129,444,750
Sustainable Energy Vectors19 50,885,139
Synthetic biology53 72,450,944
System on Chip1 200,000
Technol. for Environ. Appl.3 353,463
Technology and method dev2 1,318,231
Theoretical biology1 3,554,745
Tissue Engineering45 54,703,429
Tools for the biosciences4 4,866,595
Transport Ops & Management29 53,454,319
Underwater Engineering1 5,741,636
Urban & Land Management49 90,498,342
Urban Geography1 151,798
Urbanisation1 151,798
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.25 24,056,750
VLSI Design1 1,765,760
Waste Management12 14,900,835
Waste Minimisation13 18,386,697
Water Engineering64 97,303,135
Water Quality3 6,653,984
Wind Power28 63,315,054