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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 5,443,764
Acoustics14 22,080,265
Aerodynamics95 86,052,601
Algebra & Geometry172 107,516,563
Analytical Science139 228,228,241
Artificial Intelligence325 597,189,514
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 378,287
Astron. & Space Sci. Technol.3 6,543,324
Asymmetric Chemistry13 21,252,470
Atmospheric Kinetics1 6,782,657
Atoms & Ions9 10,349,694
B Physics/Flavour Physics1 5,443,764
Behavioural & experimental eco1 1,047,202
Biochemical engineering7 23,922,639
Biochemistry & physiology3 1,583,550
Bioelectronic Devices12 20,995,194
Bioenergy10 38,754,689
Bioinformatics8 11,611,660
Biological & Medicinal Chem.49 89,175,532
Biological membranes1 906,288
Biomaterials84 150,347,575
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation55 76,129,121
Biomedical neuroscience12 18,955,938
Biomedical sciences8 18,958,598
Bionanoscience2 8,401,693
Bionanotechnology3 1,454,081
Biophysics93 118,385,090
Bioprocess Engineering11 29,340,647
Bioreactors1 246,360
Building Ops & Management26 38,477,330
Carbon Capture & Storage18 63,566,071
Cartography and GIS1 6,718,389
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis161 243,256,483
Catalysis & enzymology6 15,162,717
Cells2 626,369
Chemical Biology91 131,364,215
Chemical Structure8 16,149,449
Chemical Synthetic Methodology126 183,061,930
Civil Engineering Materials23 35,673,837
Coastal & Waterway Engineering18 22,086,514
Cognitive Psychology5 3,096,453
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT2 3,818,682
Cold Atomic Species24 32,827,810
Combustion22 30,178,516
Common Law inc. Commercial Law1 2,671,812
Communication & signalling1 302,860
Complex fluids & soft solids66 91,226,646
Complexity Science4 8,464,780
Composition1 6,240,764
Computational Linguistics31 37,158,313
Computer Graphics & Visual.30 55,834,422
Computer Sys. & Architecture37 72,341,049
Condensed Matter Physics154 189,234,686
Construction Ops & Management13 22,081,698
Continuum Mechanics95 118,507,451
Control Engineering43 89,065,078
Co-ordination Chemistry54 58,007,197
Cosmology4 6,748,174
Criminal Law & Criminology1 2,027,646
Criminology3 10,093,839
Data Handling & Storage1 5,443,764
Design & Testing Technology63 82,182,492
Design Engineering50 99,365,769
Design of Process systems44 127,580,347
Design Processes3 3,553,478
Development (Biosciences)2 600,951
Digital Signal Processing41 68,395,122
Direct Dark Matter Detection1 436,513
Displays1 4,493,487
Drug Formulation & Delivery50 73,332,603
Earth Engineering5 9,881,466
Earth Resources1 4,436,180
Electric Motor & Drive Systems18 52,973,071
Electrochemical Science & Eng.50 72,750,072
Electromagnetics3 1,258,442
Electronic Devices & Subsys.81 119,822,670
Energy - Conventional5 7,946,964
Energy - Marine & Hydropower35 64,612,673
Energy - Nuclear97 149,986,126
Energy Efficiency96 187,872,539
Energy Storage82 252,202,266
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology38 64,933,943
Environment & Health10 4,058,662
Environmental biotechnology1 1,020,945
Environmental economics1 5,560
Environmental Informatics1 50,000
Ethics6 22,019,800
Extra-Galactic Astron.&Cosmol.4 11,730,169
Financial economics1 1,047,202
Fluid Dynamics95 87,821,663
Food structure/composition1 956,055
Fuel Cell Technologies15 31,781,213
Fundamentals of Computing178 171,683,255
Fusion8 27,571,467
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions32 65,310,539
Genomics1 3,578,913
Governance1 710,089
Gravitational Waves1 461,770
Ground Engineering31 39,823,657
Heat & Mass Transfer14 16,595,121
High Performance Computing4 2,019,904
Human Communication in ICT24 27,794,477
Human-Computer Interactions138 234,390,321
Image & Vision Computing87 120,702,563
Industrial Organisation (R&D)2 5,330,017
Information & Knowledge Mgmt123 209,335,732
Innovation1 3,334,881
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.118 142,192,097
Intelligent & Expert Systems4 8,599,119
Intelligent Measurement Sys.1 6,022,394
International Relations Theory1 3,551,360
Jurisprudence/Legal Philosophy1 703,616
Knowledge Management1 3,334,881
Lasers & Optics14 21,533,999
Lattice QCD2 6,057,374
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions42 56,184,691
Logic & Combinatorics60 57,854,046
Macro-molecular delivery3 31,169,813
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena83 86,701,678
Manufact. Business Strategy12 29,278,079
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt77 223,533,537
Manufacturing Machine & Plant232 421,951,721
Materials Characterisation354 519,695,207
Materials Processing82 189,566,738
Materials Synthesis & Growth262 399,710,387
Materials testing & eng.66 97,573,496
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 1,080,646
Mathematical Analysis167 133,489,480
Mathematical Aspects of OR33 66,247,470
Mathematical Physics66 53,540,010
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.183 267,465,788
Medical Imaging90 106,270,208
Medical science & disease18 28,284,235
Mental Health3 1,704,727
Metabolic engineering2 1,118,194
Microbiology4 7,897,623
Microorganisms1 352,996
Microsystems42 43,115,503
Mining & Minerals Extraction4 6,608,291
Mobile Computing41 70,071,510
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.2 6,516,058
Multimedia1 1,577,223
Multiphase Flow15 23,140,212
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology23 23,705,445
Musicology1 6,240,764
Networks & Distributed Systems99 151,790,363
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms7 9,925,062
Non-linear Systems Mathematics70 76,325,939
Novel industrial products1 132,343
Nuclear Structure1 1,499,367
Numerical Analysis89 111,466,881
Oil & Gas Extraction5 6,218,955
Operations Management3 9,005,013
Optical Communications26 74,382,549
Optical Devices & Subsystems83 144,480,797
Optical Phenomena7 13,250,984
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits77 171,138,579
Organisational Studies2 1,211,591
Parallel Computing16 21,551,128
Particle Technology55 100,261,303
Pavement Engineering2 856,693
Physical Organic Chemistry35 44,007,979
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion15 23,932,720
Plasmas - Technological9 11,581,375
Political Geography1 3,462,984
Pollution1 260,881
Population Ecology1 358,057
Power Electronics12 10,136,138
Power Sys Man, Prot & Control1 840,201
Product Design1 4,436,877
Protein chemistry4 8,669,659
Protein engineering5 13,890,175
Psychology6 13,595,477
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids10 12,495,492
Quantum Optics & Information66 102,552,333
Reactor Engineering29 47,792,610
Regional & Extreme Weather1 1,706,722
RF & Microwave Technology75 81,710,172
Rheology16 12,464,077
Robotics & Autonomy79 169,678,657
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 4,650,283
Scattering & Spectroscopy2 2,203,763
Separation Processes6 16,781,047
Social Anthropology1 775,542
Social Policy2 18,954,239
Social Psychology7 4,543,484
Social Stats., Comp. & Methods1 243,196
Social Theory1 775,542
Socio Legal Studies6 7,420,689
Sociology2 3,773,767
Software Engineering125 143,763,679
Soil science6 3,225,867
Solar Technology58 65,035,409
Sport and Exercise2 6,803,307
Statistics & Appl. Probability145 216,656,215
Stem cell biology1 1,478,669
Structural biology2 7,172,029
Structural Engineering50 73,230,410
Surfaces & Interfaces39 47,641,078
Survey & Monitoring4 7,155,798
Sustainable Energy Networks73 129,702,385
Sustainable Energy Vectors65 110,135,550
Synthetic biology57 94,700,303
Systems neuroscience2 2,279,122
Technol. for Environ. Appl.1 50,000
Technology and method dev2 1,318,231
Theoretical biology2 5,113,094
Tissue Engineering41 56,531,057
Tools for the biosciences5 11,255,740
Transport Ops & Management28 47,227,464
Underwater Engineering1 5,784,697
Urban & Land Management35 64,465,801
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.20 14,969,852
VLSI Design1 1,765,760
Waste Management9 10,891,022
Waste Minimisation10 21,118,269
Water Engineering30 51,922,390
Wind Power29 58,173,337