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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
Acoustics20 18,614,802
Aerodynamics97 98,408,474
Agricultural systems1 667,317
Algebra & Geometry97 82,790,890
Analytical Science108 188,998,694
Animal & human physiology1 460,716
Animal organisms1 1,581,410
Artificial Intelligence206 479,464,666
Assess/Remediate Contamination2 1,309,891
Astron. & Space Sci. Technol.1 5,426,912
Asymmetric Chemistry17 23,898,388
Atmospheric Kinetics1 6,782,657
Atoms & Ions15 10,556,558
B Physics/Flavour Physics1 5,426,912
Behavioural & experimental eco4 3,969,267
Biochemical engineering8 31,782,085
Biochemistry & physiology1 1,541,002
Bioelectronic Devices7 12,139,779
Bioenergy25 26,034,549
Bioinformatics12 19,966,989
Biological & Medicinal Chem.49 59,872,884
Biological membranes2 1,285,978
Biomaterials87 138,777,118
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation47 70,502,628
Biomedical neuroscience4 6,331,100
Biomedical sciences8 9,966,992
Bionanoscience7 9,855,795
Biophysics82 84,196,131
Bioprocess Engineering24 43,506,189
Building Ops & Management37 132,960,507
Carbohydrate Chemistry1 1,009,939
Carbon Capture & Storage23 40,761,463
Cartography and GIS1 6,718,389
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis108 158,871,842
Catalysis & enzymology6 14,102,759
Cells2 1,947,376
Chemical Biology62 83,010,494
Chemical Structure29 30,225,764
Chemical Synthetic Methodology108 162,883,096
Civil Engineering Materials34 63,931,157
Climate & Climate Change2 433,471
Coastal & Waterway Engineering48 36,729,527
Cognitive Psychology6 5,610,252
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT2 1,056,088
Cold Atomic Species30 34,172,230
Combustion13 13,659,477
Complex fluids & soft solids52 76,322,761
Complexity Science15 29,405,906
Composition1 6,240,207
Comput./Corpus Linguistics8 5,229,830
Computational Linguistics8 14,418,532
Computer Graphics & Visual.35 69,266,814
Computer Sys. & Architecture34 81,862,521
Condensed Matter Physics111 123,341,928
Conservation Of Art & Textiles2 674,909
Construction Ops & Management15 21,655,227
Continuum Mechanics86 113,972,984
Control Engineering39 69,466,513
Co-ordination Chemistry42 46,686,210
Cosmology1 5,426,912
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology8 6,780,665
Data Handling & Storage1 5,426,912
Design & Testing Technology54 72,533,232
Design Engineering52 78,557,287
Design of Process systems54 123,216,304
Design Processes7 9,726,139
Development (Biosciences)9 3,409,160
Digital Art & Design1 5,973,032
Digital Signal Processing59 72,212,529
Displays2 5,415,534
Drug Formulation & Delivery43 79,944,679
Earth & environmental1 1,581,410
Earth Engineering1 1,000,951
Earth Resources1 297,621
Economics2 1,424,429
Electric Motor & Drive Systems21 49,506,167
Electrochemical Science & Eng.19 29,011,319
Electromagnetics5 2,049,930
Electronic Devices & Subsys.60 109,736,388
Elements of Education1 1,467,376
Energy - Conventional9 6,769,215
Energy - Marine & Hydropower23 57,733,787
Energy - Nuclear95 101,489,600
Energy Efficiency84 212,139,955
Energy Storage78 198,386,611
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology30 57,894,286
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 Dynamics72 68,132,655
Food processing2 1,308,606
Food structure/composition2 1,204,603
Fuel Cell Technologies26 47,088,131
Fundamentals of Computing151 193,283,396
Fusion15 11,138,165
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions34 59,670,733
Genomics1 3,553,340
Governance2 1,097,691
Ground Engineering39 43,146,611
Heat & Mass Transfer24 27,520,326
High Performance Computing5 2,382,115
Human Communication in ICT21 30,710,891
Human-Computer Interactions167 277,704,284
ICT and education3 982,155
Image & Vision Computing86 152,378,312
Industrial-Org/Occupational3 4,164,268
Information & Knowledge Mgmt170 281,243,239
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.87 106,433,235
Intelligent & Expert Systems3 1,859,307
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 52,759,491
Logic & Combinatorics29 29,564,947
Macroeconomics1 4,000,602
Macro-molecular delivery5 27,696,478
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena59 72,232,647
Management & Business Studies1 992,269
Manufact. Business Strategy5 17,968,588
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt88 236,909,497
Manufacturing Machine & Plant249 414,659,768
Materials Characterisation317 463,407,428
Materials Processing120 229,879,044
Materials Synthesis & Growth253 390,433,936
Materials testing & eng.53 107,702,177
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 1,080,646
Mathematical Analysis97 86,724,401
Mathematical Aspects of OR21 86,424,038
Mathematical Physics38 33,974,184
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.1 579,374
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.208 294,687,530
Med.Instrument.Device&Equip.14 3,523,925
Medical Imaging71 101,102,251
Medical science & disease12 16,990,064
Microsystems34 42,203,678
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 Technology18 28,074,855
Musicology1 6,240,207
Networks & Distributed Systems115 175,601,425
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms6 8,226,972
Non-linear Systems Mathematics41 56,838,539
Novel industrial products1 321,432
Numerical Analysis63 86,075,091
Oil & Gas Extraction4 5,933,892
Optical Communications27 64,979,718
Optical Devices & Subsystems50 96,314,890
Optical Phenomena10 8,843,407
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits80 150,330,455
Organisational Studies3 4,636,807
Parallel Computing6 13,368,579
Particle Technology43 83,226,944
Pavement Engineering1 1,108,696
Physical Organic Chemistry34 28,016,941
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion27 36,245,028
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
Psychology13 8,436,786
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids13 14,058,283
Quantum Optics & Information78 102,053,271
Reactor Engineering17 33,159,367
Recreation/Tourism Geography1 953,078
Regional & Extreme Weather8 3,628,916
RF & Microwave Technology92 86,616,128
Rheology6 7,961,795
Robotics & Autonomy110 212,999,445
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 Processes12 13,409,689
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 Engineering102 134,497,529
Soil science9 5,044,176
Solar Technology64 101,245,323
Statistics & Appl. Probability94 247,384,662
Stem cell biology1 1,478,669
Structural biology10 21,158,536
Structural Engineering57 107,130,063
Surfaces & Interfaces25 25,782,088
Survey & Monitoring5 8,454,436
Sustainable Energy Networks47 121,170,229
Sustainable Energy Vectors20 45,328,394
Synthetic biology53 79,599,229
Technol. for Environ. Appl.1 50,000
Theoretical biology1 3,553,340
Tissue engineering50 57,497,545
Tools for the biosciences5 4,967,674
Transport Ops & Management30 52,751,118
Underwater Engineering2 6,836,321
Urban & Land Management55 92,517,333
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.22 22,865,287
VLSI Design1 1,765,760
Waste Management12 14,900,835
Waste Minimisation12 17,309,283
Water Engineering76 116,171,632
Water Quality1 4,889,812
Wind Power27 67,150,754