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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 5,427,264
Acoustics17 18,242,377
Aerodynamics111 99,437,255
Algebra & Geometry139 103,938,804
Analytical Science133 230,846,215
Artificial Intelligence282 523,361,708
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 378,287
Astron. & Space Sci. Technol.3 6,526,824
Asymmetric Chemistry15 22,757,724
Atmospheric Kinetics1 6,782,657
Atoms & Ions16 16,478,110
B Physics/Flavour Physics1 5,427,264
Behavioural & experimental eco2 3,022,698
Biochemical engineering6 24,644,619
Biochemistry & physiology3 2,144,781
Bioelectronic Devices6 17,375,168
Bioenergy13 23,502,944
Bioinformatics12 19,665,266
Biological & Medicinal Chem.52 87,931,378
Biological membranes1 906,288
Biomaterials94 139,294,628
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation50 72,868,882
Biomedical neuroscience5 12,720,138
Biomedical sciences7 10,225,374
Bionanoscience6 9,643,490
Bionanotechnology1 300,979
Biophysics86 97,514,936
Bioprocess Engineering16 34,714,444
Bioreactors1 246,360
Building Ops & Management29 57,445,328
Carbon Capture & Storage16 41,811,155
Cartography and GIS1 6,718,389
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis173 212,137,016
Catalysis & enzymology6 14,758,678
Cells2 626,369
Chemical Biology96 125,504,528
Chemical Structure12 25,608,064
Chemical Synthetic Methodology150 188,775,490
Civil Engineering Materials35 44,217,288
Coastal & Waterway Engineering26 27,953,909
Cognitive Psychology9 6,527,138
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT1 3,259,000
Cold Atomic Species29 34,566,701
Combustion23 26,260,124
Common Law inc. Commercial Law1 2,631,812
Complex fluids & soft solids65 86,957,415
Complexity Science8 17,092,784
Composition1 6,240,207
Comput./Corpus Linguistics1 287,196
Computational Linguistics26 31,450,155
Computer Graphics & Visual.31 65,966,831
Computer Sys. & Architecture28 79,084,712
Condensed Matter Physics160 173,484,663
Conservation Of Art & Textiles1 285,011
Construction Ops & Management17 26,526,760
Continuum Mechanics81 119,297,082
Control Engineering31 71,445,280
Co-ordination Chemistry64 63,657,916
Cosmology1 5,427,264
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology4 12,069,335
Data Handling & Storage1 5,427,264
Design & Testing Technology58 78,280,445
Design Engineering59 105,740,384
Design of Process systems45 112,196,645
Design Processes2 4,512,436
Development (Biosciences)3 644,649
Digital Signal Processing38 55,010,558
Displays1 4,493,487
Drug Formulation & Delivery42 70,405,476
Earth Engineering4 8,903,197
Earth Resources2 4,733,801
Economics1 807,635
Electric Motor & Drive Systems22 48,478,702
Electrochemical Science & Eng.42 52,460,903
Electromagnetics3 1,258,442
Electronic Devices & Subsys.73 106,339,529
Elements of Education1 1,467,376
Energy - Conventional4 7,273,549
Energy - Marine & Hydropower26 58,262,807
Energy - Nuclear82 80,958,592
Energy Efficiency88 179,798,511
Energy Storage80 220,029,528
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology35 61,986,650
Environment & Health1 1,025,622
Environmental biotechnology1 1,020,945
Environmental economics1 5,560
Environmental Informatics1 50,000
Ethics5 21,400,014
Extra-Galactic Astron.&Cosmol.2 10,854,529
Financial economics2 1,653,270
Fluid Dynamics84 81,271,392
Food processing1 1,009,856
Food structure/composition2 1,204,603
Fuel Cell Technologies22 41,659,873
Fundamentals of Computing169 201,368,278
Fusion8 54,591,631
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions34 60,222,492
Genomics1 3,578,913
Ground Engineering26 40,856,721
Heat & Mass Transfer18 20,665,546
High Performance Computing4 1,669,931
Human Communication in ICT25 35,962,836
Human-Computer Interactions132 265,317,199
ICT and education1 148,972
Image & Vision Computing95 145,788,656
Industrial Organisation (R&D)2 5,330,017
Industrial-Org/Occupational1 3,807,975
Information & Knowledge Mgmt133 231,252,384
Innovation1 3,334,881
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.112 142,540,400
Intelligent & Expert Systems2 2,080,433
Intelligent Measurement Sys.2 6,249,453
International Law1 1,975,496
International Relations Theory1 3,551,360
Knowledge Management1 3,334,881
Lasers & Optics16 24,498,838
Lattice QCD2 6,040,874
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions47 53,894,002
Logic & Combinatorics50 55,239,968
Macro-molecular delivery4 27,939,043
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena81 84,140,466
Manufact. Business Strategy7 25,933,328
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt80 202,440,114
Manufacturing Machine & Plant249 407,838,777
Materials Characterisation397 508,465,327
Materials Processing96 184,589,148
Materials Synthesis & Growth267 402,225,843
Materials testing & eng.67 92,238,378
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 1,080,646
Mathematical Analysis129 112,951,496
Mathematical Aspects of OR33 66,188,380
Mathematical Physics55 51,046,027
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.1 579,374
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.190 276,627,717
Medical Imaging91 119,053,230
Medical science & disease16 25,785,873
Microbiology4 1,365,196
Microorganisms1 352,996
Microsystems38 36,670,459
Mining & Minerals Extraction2 4,652,285
Mobile Computing32 66,680,442
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.3 13,235,973
Multimedia1 1,577,223
Multiphase Flow16 25,038,288
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology21 20,750,029
Musicology1 6,240,207
Networks & Distributed Systems95 153,322,942
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms7 9,080,840
Non-linear Systems Mathematics47 73,381,562
Novel industrial products1 321,432
Nuclear Structure1 1,499,367
Numerical Analysis73 106,246,303
Oil & Gas Extraction5 6,218,955
Operations Management1 3,334,881
Optical Communications31 70,345,006
Optical Devices & Subsystems82 133,414,539
Optical Phenomena7 11,031,852
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits89 158,615,952
Organisational Studies3 5,019,566
Parallel Computing5 11,224,445
Particle Technology52 95,652,757
Pavement Engineering2 856,693
Physical Organic Chemistry35 35,818,869
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion22 31,943,838
Plasmas - Technological13 13,422,680
Political Geography1 3,462,984
Pollution1 260,881
Power Electronics17 13,734,311
Product Design1 4,436,877
Properties Of Earth Materials1 7,889,144
Protein chemistry8 19,292,150
Protein engineering3 9,135,808
Protein folding / misfolding1 458,233
Psychology8 14,598,083
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids8 10,587,516
Quantum Optics & Information80 111,639,599
Reactor Engineering29 38,861,719
Regional & Extreme Weather2 2,750,487
RF & Microwave Technology76 70,751,413
Rheology16 12,405,213
Robotics & Autonomy93 215,642,977
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 4,650,283
Scattering & Spectroscopy3 2,540,428
Science and Technology Studies1 1,485,560
Science-Based Archaeology1 467,165
Separation Processes7 11,778,898
Social Anthropology1 775,542
Social Policy1 6,993,464
Social Psychology8 4,697,854
Social Theory1 775,542
Socio Legal Studies7 8,020,944
Sociology3 3,888,802
Software Engineering120 141,566,536
Soil science5 3,754,820
Solar Technology65 82,071,307
Sport and Exercise2 6,803,307
Statistics & Appl. Probability123 196,748,779
Stem cell biology1 1,478,669
Structural biology8 19,036,355
Structural Engineering59 89,837,110
Surfaces & Interfaces39 42,748,035
Survey & Monitoring4 7,442,775
Sustainable Energy Networks55 112,877,315
Sustainable Energy Vectors32 71,600,652
Synthetic biology45 73,207,699
System on Chip1 200,000
Systems neuroscience1 1,807,387
Technol. for Environ. Appl.1 50,000
Technology and method dev2 1,318,231
Theoretical biology1 3,578,913
Tissue engineering46 57,723,007
Tools for the biosciences2 4,207,745
Transport Ops & Management30 53,901,134
Underwater Engineering1 5,784,697
Urban & Land Management41 82,437,555
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.23 22,904,207
VLSI Design1 1,765,760
Waste Management15 14,362,011
Waste Minimisation12 22,424,014
Water Engineering52 87,922,725
Wind Power23 57,918,798