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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
Acoustics18 17,866,401
Aerodynamics91 84,530,269
Agricultural systems1 667,317
Algebra & Geometry101 81,071,588
Analytical Science104 193,101,355
Animal & human physiology1 460,716
Artificial Intelligence203 474,596,708
Assess/Remediate Contamination2 1,309,891
Astron. & Space Sci. Technol.1 5,426,912
Asymmetric Chemistry18 24,253,801
Atmospheric Kinetics1 6,782,657
Atoms & Ions14 10,273,671
B Physics/Flavour Physics1 5,426,912
Behavioural & experimental eco3 3,481,839
Biochemical engineering8 31,782,085
Biochemistry & physiology1 1,541,002
Bioelectronic Devices6 11,899,769
Bioenergy25 26,825,752
Bioinformatics12 19,966,989
Biological & Medicinal Chem.52 73,383,091
Biological membranes2 1,285,978
Biomaterials80 134,286,933
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation49 71,282,094
Biomedical neuroscience4 6,331,100
Biomedical sciences8 9,880,911
Bionanoscience7 9,940,569
Biophysics86 91,690,132
Bioprocess Engineering24 43,506,189
Building Ops & Management30 131,160,864
Carbohydrate Chemistry1 1,009,939
Carbon Capture & Storage22 41,546,099
Cartography and GIS1 6,718,389
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis107 158,226,228
Catalysis & enzymology5 13,631,133
Cells2 1,947,376
Chemical Biology67 100,654,988
Chemical Structure28 29,659,207
Chemical Synthetic Methodology112 165,931,971
Civil Engineering Materials36 65,395,922
Climate & Climate Change1 198,042
Coastal & Waterway Engineering46 33,566,708
Cognitive Psychology6 5,610,252
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT2 1,056,088
Cold Atomic Species29 32,950,062
Combustion13 13,659,477
Complex fluids & soft solids50 76,609,090
Complexity Science13 27,558,005
Composition1 6,240,207
Comput./Corpus Linguistics7 4,289,923
Computational Linguistics8 15,430,476
Computer Graphics & Visual.35 70,206,890
Computer Sys. & Architecture30 78,777,556
Condensed Matter Physics112 123,993,995
Conservation Of Art & Textiles2 674,909
Construction Ops & Management15 21,655,227
Continuum Mechanics78 110,564,299
Control Engineering36 68,986,212
Co-ordination Chemistry44 53,615,786
Cosmology1 5,426,912
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology8 6,780,665
Data Handling & Storage1 5,426,912
Design & Testing Technology55 73,008,210
Design Engineering54 81,547,780
Design of Process systems53 118,867,344
Design Processes6 8,585,546
Development (Biosciences)7 2,980,761
Digital Art & Design1 5,973,032
Digital Signal Processing52 64,936,424
Displays2 5,415,534
Drug Formulation & Delivery40 78,712,605
Earth Engineering1 1,000,951
Earth Resources1 297,621
Economics2 1,424,429
Electric Motor & Drive Systems20 49,480,259
Electrochemical Science & Eng.20 32,135,471
Electromagnetics4 2,024,022
Electronic Devices & Subsys.57 99,284,889
Elements of Education1 1,467,376
Energy - Conventional7 6,136,295
Energy - Marine & Hydropower22 56,216,585
Energy - Nuclear92 100,369,934
Energy Efficiency79 177,610,586
Energy Storage72 192,888,486
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology28 59,129,672
Environment & Health2 2,144,241
Environmental biotechnology2 1,112,794
Environmental economics1 5,560
Environmental Informatics2 1,168,619
Environmental Planning1 30,243
Ethics1 6,989,517
Extra-Galactic Astron.&Cosmol.2 10,853,825
Financial economics2 1,653,270
Fluid Dynamics68 68,112,344
Food processing2 1,308,606
Food structure/composition2 1,204,603
Fuel Cell Technologies26 44,788,080
Fundamentals of Computing147 186,282,561
Fusion13 53,590,006
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions33 59,602,510
Genomics1 3,553,340
Governance2 1,097,691
Ground Engineering38 43,050,061
Heat & Mass Transfer24 27,520,326
High Performance Computing5 2,382,115
Human Communication in ICT21 30,710,891
Human-Computer Interactions161 276,010,234
ICT and education3 982,155
Image & Vision Computing84 146,942,332
Industrial Organisation (R&D)1 892,577
Industrial-Org/Occupational2 3,961,679
Information & Knowledge Mgmt168 279,919,493
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.89 107,959,752
Intelligent & Expert Systems4 3,661,397
Intelligent Measurement Sys.2 6,249,453
International Law1 1,975,496
International Relations Theory1 3,489,711
Lasers & Optics28 40,149,527
Lattice QCD1 5,426,912
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions41 52,387,673
Logic & Combinatorics27 29,062,440
Macroeconomics1 4,000,602
Macro-molecular delivery4 27,639,043
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena60 72,936,025
Management & Business Studies1 992,269
Manufact. Business Strategy5 17,968,588
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt94 240,627,847
Manufacturing Machine & Plant252 408,672,444
Materials Characterisation314 459,466,988
Materials Processing118 229,800,914
Materials Synthesis & Growth256 389,235,847
Materials testing & eng.50 105,627,116
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 1,080,646
Mathematical Analysis94 84,261,960
Mathematical Aspects of OR20 79,013,069
Mathematical Physics36 30,840,702
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.1 579,374
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.210 283,552,992
Medical Imaging71 107,480,442
Medical science & disease12 16,990,064
Microsystems30 39,905,899
Mining & Minerals Extraction1 216,105
Mobile Computing56 82,905,832
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.4 13,451,461
Multimedia2 2,137,857
Multiphase Flow19 19,612,465
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology21 24,249,539
Musicology1 6,240,207
Networks & Distributed Systems113 174,594,638
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms7 9,438,741
Non-linear Systems Mathematics40 56,880,015
Novel industrial products1 321,432
Numerical Analysis64 87,061,723
Oil & Gas Extraction4 5,933,892
Optical Communications27 65,086,609
Optical Devices & Subsystems54 98,786,869
Optical Phenomena10 8,843,407
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits82 152,240,493
Organisational Studies3 4,636,807
Parallel Computing6 13,368,579
Particle Technology42 78,877,985
Pavement Engineering1 1,108,696
Physical Organic Chemistry35 29,154,537
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion25 35,617,409
Plasmas - Technological13 18,232,442
Political Geography2 7,455,498
Pollution1 260,881
Power Electronics10 9,578,276
Power Sys Man, Prot & Control1 184,035
Product Design1 5,973,032
Properties Of Earth Materials1 7,889,144
Protein chemistry8 20,299,005
Protein engineering3 9,135,808
Protein folding / misfolding3 1,213,993
Psychology12 7,496,878
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids12 12,836,115
Quantum Optics & Information77 102,337,618
Reactor Engineering17 33,159,367
Recreation/Tourism Geography1 953,078
Regional & Extreme Weather8 3,628,916
RF & Microwave Technology92 86,255,290
Rheology6 7,961,795
Robotics & Autonomy104 212,980,221
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 12,439,004
Social Anthropology2 1,543,525
Social Policy3 8,087,208
Social Psychology7 5,051,700
Social Theory1 775,542
Socio Legal Studies4 2,735,952
Sociology3 1,340,911
Software Engineering96 122,444,988
Soil science9 5,044,176
Solar Technology60 101,238,435
Statistics & Appl. Probability92 245,864,869
Stem cell biology1 1,478,669
Structural biology10 21,158,536
Structural Engineering58 108,185,186
Surfaces & Interfaces24 24,200,474
Survey & Monitoring5 8,454,436
Sustainable Energy Networks46 120,655,898
Sustainable Energy Vectors23 48,127,119
Synthetic biology55 81,317,820
Technol. for Environ. Appl.1 50,000
Technology and method dev1 1,084,544
Theoretical biology1 3,553,340
Tissue Engineering51 56,562,911
Tools for the biosciences5 4,967,674
Transport Ops & Management30 52,751,118
Underwater Engineering1 5,741,636
Urban & Land Management53 91,984,350
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.23 23,441,926
VLSI Design1 1,765,760
Waste Management12 14,900,835
Waste Minimisation13 18,324,858
Water Engineering72 114,228,981
Water Quality1 4,889,812
Wind Power25 66,051,675