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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
Acoustics11 20,970,089
Aerodynamics94 86,076,126
Algebra & Geometry168 107,107,643
Analytical Science142 230,771,864
Artificial Intelligence318 576,130,220
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 378,287
Astron. & Space Sci. Technol.3 6,543,324
Asymmetric Chemistry12 20,708,751
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 Devices13 21,243,238
Bioenergy9 38,585,242
Bioinformatics8 11,611,660
Biological & Medicinal Chem.50 89,650,558
Biological membranes1 906,288
Biomaterials93 154,690,609
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation54 74,685,178
Biomedical neuroscience11 17,890,209
Biomedical sciences8 18,958,598
Bionanoscience2 8,401,693
Bionanotechnology3 1,454,081
Biophysics92 117,474,541
Bioprocess Engineering10 29,290,647
Bioreactors1 246,360
Building Ops & Management25 37,451,708
Carbon Capture & Storage18 63,566,071
Cartography and GIS1 6,718,389
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis157 243,633,312
Catalysis & enzymology6 15,162,717
Cells2 626,369
Chemical Biology91 131,364,215
Chemical Structure8 16,196,933
Chemical Synthetic Methodology126 182,736,176
Civil Engineering Materials25 36,135,096
Coastal & Waterway Engineering16 21,338,184
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 solids64 90,130,154
Complexity Science4 8,464,780
Composition1 6,240,764
Computational Linguistics30 36,186,392
Computer Graphics & Visual.30 55,834,422
Computer Sys. & Architecture43 75,829,281
Condensed Matter Physics150 187,997,836
Construction Ops & Management13 22,081,698
Continuum Mechanics92 116,517,183
Control Engineering45 89,604,631
Co-ordination Chemistry55 58,458,009
Cosmology4 6,748,174
Criminal Law & Criminology1 2,027,646
Criminology3 10,093,839
Data Handling & Storage1 5,443,764
Design & Testing Technology65 83,241,275
Design Engineering51 101,055,913
Design of Process systems44 127,580,347
Design Processes3 3,553,478
Development (Biosciences)2 600,951
Digital Signal Processing43 70,214,005
Direct Dark Matter Detection1 436,513
Displays1 4,493,487
Drug Formulation & Delivery51 74,069,474
Earth Engineering5 9,881,466
Earth Resources1 4,436,180
Electric Motor & Drive Systems19 53,156,237
Electrochemical Science & Eng.50 74,674,546
Electromagnetics3 1,258,442
Electronic Devices & Subsys.82 121,979,762
Energy - Conventional5 7,946,964
Energy - Marine & Hydropower35 64,612,673
Energy - Nuclear97 150,730,507
Energy Efficiency95 187,339,898
Energy Storage83 256,044,714
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology39 68,352,949
Environment & Health9 3,033,040
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 88,161,500
Food structure/composition1 956,055
Fuel Cell Technologies15 33,419,371
Fundamentals of Computing175 170,877,893
Fusion7 26,538,807
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions32 65,310,539
Genomics1 3,578,913
Governance1 710,089
Gravitational Waves1 461,770
Ground Engineering32 40,038,011
Heat & Mass Transfer15 16,778,287
High Performance Computing4 2,019,904
Human Communication in ICT22 27,006,647
Human-Computer Interactions134 229,073,949
Image & Vision Computing86 119,219,405
Industrial Organisation (R&D)2 5,330,017
Information & Knowledge Mgmt119 206,125,600
Innovation1 3,334,881
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.118 145,152,390
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 & Optics15 22,074,226
Lattice QCD2 6,057,374
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions40 55,906,666
Logic & Combinatorics57 57,071,968
Macro-molecular delivery3 31,169,813
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena82 85,978,551
Manufact. Business Strategy12 29,278,079
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt77 222,100,649
Manufacturing Machine & Plant226 420,396,400
Materials Characterisation355 522,825,332
Materials Processing80 187,984,849
Materials Synthesis & Growth265 400,845,735
Materials testing & eng.63 96,117,872
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 1,080,646
Mathematical Analysis163 132,108,161
Mathematical Aspects of OR33 65,891,003
Mathematical Physics65 54,310,227
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.181 266,350,618
Medical Imaging91 105,236,480
Medical science & disease18 28,090,500
Mental Health3 1,704,727
Metabolic engineering2 1,118,194
Microbiology4 7,897,623
Microorganisms1 352,996
Microsystems42 44,070,746
Mining & Minerals Extraction4 6,608,291
Mobile Computing38 65,138,510
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 Technology24 24,148,709
Musicology1 6,240,764
Networks & Distributed Systems99 151,790,363
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms8 10,065,125
Non-linear Systems Mathematics71 76,545,839
Novel industrial products1 132,343
Nuclear Structure1 1,499,367
Numerical Analysis86 109,944,882
Oil & Gas Extraction5 6,218,955
Operations Management3 9,005,013
Optical Communications25 73,609,322
Optical Devices & Subsystems79 142,739,184
Optical Phenomena6 12,854,373
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits75 167,894,291
Organisational Studies2 1,211,591
Parallel Computing16 21,551,128
Particle Technology56 100,879,553
Pavement Engineering2 856,693
Physical Organic Chemistry37 44,435,524
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion15 23,932,720
Plasmas - Technological8 11,355,092
Political Geography1 3,462,984
Pollution1 260,881
Population Ecology1 358,057
Power Electronics13 10,320,720
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 & Solids9 11,284,503
Quantum Optics & Information66 100,660,565
Reactor Engineering28 47,554,021
Regional & Extreme Weather1 1,706,722
RF & Microwave Technology74 81,017,301
Rheology16 12,464,077
Robotics & Autonomy78 165,257,341
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
Sociology3 4,023,323
Software Engineering131 147,272,135
Soil science6 3,225,867
Solar Technology58 64,620,706
Sport and Exercise2 6,803,307
Statistics & Appl. Probability142 215,592,687
Stem cell biology1 1,478,669
Structural biology3 7,647,055
Structural Engineering51 73,465,216
Surfaces & Interfaces41 50,416,420
Survey & Monitoring3 6,130,175
Sustainable Energy Networks70 127,847,093
Sustainable Energy Vectors66 112,122,894
Synthetic biology57 94,572,646
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 Engineering44 57,415,285
Tools for the biosciences5 11,255,740
Transport Ops & Management27 46,727,033
Underwater Engineering1 5,784,697
Urban & Land Management34 64,239,348
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.21 15,413,115
VLSI Design1 1,765,760
Waste Management8 10,068,304
Waste Minimisation10 21,118,269
Water Engineering30 51,922,390
Wind Power30 58,357,919