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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 18,176,020
Aerodynamics92 88,433,913
Algebra & Geometry99 76,521,064
Analytical Science112 204,935,942
Animal & human physiology1 460,716
Artificial Intelligence226 511,578,261
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 378,287
Astron. & Space Sci. Technol.1 5,426,912
Asymmetric Chemistry16 23,507,067
Atmospheric Kinetics1 6,782,657
Atoms & Ions17 12,711,082
B Physics/Flavour Physics1 5,426,912
Behavioural & experimental eco2 3,022,698
Biochemical engineering7 26,801,311
Biochemistry & physiology1 1,541,002
Bioelectronic Devices8 18,198,538
Bioenergy16 24,002,638
Bioinformatics12 19,936,029
Biological & Medicinal Chem.53 86,656,560
Biological membranes2 1,285,978
Biomaterials87 132,221,230
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation45 73,406,179
Biomedical neuroscience4 11,822,828
Biomedical sciences8 10,472,882
Bionanoscience7 9,940,569
Biophysics88 95,473,501
Bioprocess Engineering24 41,010,439
Building Ops & Management28 90,633,251
Carbohydrate Chemistry1 1,009,939
Carbon Capture & Storage12 36,150,230
Cartography and GIS1 6,718,389
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis133 176,586,600
Catalysis & enzymology6 14,758,678
Cells2 1,947,376
Chemical Biology86 115,119,185
Chemical Structure23 24,412,988
Chemical Synthetic Methodology136 178,646,164
Civil Engineering Materials37 30,940,876
Coastal & Waterway Engineering38 30,885,731
Cognitive Psychology9 6,527,138
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT1 3,259,000
Cold Atomic Species27 32,156,197
Combustion16 23,354,964
Complex fluids & soft solids50 75,477,239
Complexity Science11 19,639,742
Composition1 6,240,207
Comput./Corpus Linguistics4 1,630,287
Computational Linguistics22 27,108,014
Computer Graphics & Visual.33 71,768,617
Computer Sys. & Architecture26 79,042,543
Condensed Matter Physics138 143,605,064
Conservation Of Art & Textiles2 674,909
Construction Ops & Management15 21,591,642
Continuum Mechanics72 103,371,578
Control Engineering33 67,584,099
Co-ordination Chemistry52 56,099,405
Cosmology1 5,426,912
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology4 5,864,718
Data Handling & Storage1 5,426,912
Design & Testing Technology60 79,042,862
Design Engineering58 86,599,926
Design of Process systems45 113,643,715
Design Processes4 6,359,514
Development (Biosciences)5 2,383,089
Digital Signal Processing47 66,736,870
Displays2 5,415,534
Drug Formulation & Delivery36 81,100,564
Earth Resources1 297,621
Economics1 807,635
Electric Motor & Drive Systems24 53,337,879
Electrochemical Science & Eng.22 38,156,118
Electromagnetics5 2,266,955
Electronic Devices & Subsys.56 94,653,934
Elements of Education1 1,467,376
Energy - Conventional4 7,203,576
Energy - Marine & Hydropower18 53,305,278
Energy - Nuclear87 83,769,784
Energy Efficiency71 148,000,815
Energy Storage72 173,506,675
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology36 61,931,999
Environment & Health2 2,144,241
Environmental biotechnology1 1,020,945
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 Dynamics64 72,235,431
Food processing1 984,856
Food structure/composition2 1,204,603
Fuel Cell Technologies23 38,683,783
Fundamentals of Computing143 186,068,850
Fusion13 57,325,518
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions33 57,668,263
Genomics1 3,554,745
Ground Engineering27 39,508,379
Heat & Mass Transfer17 20,364,012
High Performance Computing5 2,382,115
Human Communication in ICT21 31,124,316
Human-Computer Interactions145 257,472,172
ICT and education3 916,519
Image & Vision Computing86 153,933,594
Industrial Organisation (R&D)1 892,577
Industrial-Org/Occupational1 3,793,546
Information & Knowledge Mgmt140 229,982,190
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.98 125,125,857
Intelligent & Expert Systems2 2,080,433
Intelligent Measurement Sys.2 6,249,453
International Law1 1,975,496
International Relations Theory1 3,489,711
Lasers & Optics22 37,297,631
Lattice QCD1 5,426,912
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions43 53,050,633
Logic & Combinatorics26 31,129,248
Macroeconomics1 4,000,602
Macro-molecular delivery4 27,639,043
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena66 78,960,802
Management & Business Studies1 992,269
Manufact. Business Strategy7 18,994,989
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt86 199,073,835
Manufacturing Machine & Plant246 406,403,173
Materials Characterisation356 447,960,184
Materials Processing109 200,472,281
Materials Synthesis & Growth248 396,260,433
Materials testing & eng.59 102,052,031
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 1,080,646
Mathematical Analysis98 87,443,060
Mathematical Aspects of OR30 86,567,425
Mathematical Physics33 31,458,417
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.1 579,374
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.202 289,912,515
Medical Imaging81 126,056,122
Medical science & disease14 23,816,108
Microsystems24 23,848,192
Mining & Minerals Extraction1 216,105
Mobile Computing38 71,854,219
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.3 13,208,602
Multimedia2 2,137,857
Multiphase Flow20 25,541,577
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology18 18,660,048
Musicology1 6,240,207
Networks & Distributed Systems101 159,693,038
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms7 9,080,840
Non-linear Systems Mathematics33 51,064,290
Novel industrial products1 321,432
Numerical Analysis56 82,383,054
Oil & Gas Extraction5 6,421,318
Optical Communications31 74,870,611
Optical Devices & Subsystems78 128,352,300
Optical Phenomena7 8,893,910
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits88 165,843,288
Organisational Studies3 4,636,807
Parallel Computing5 11,161,781
Particle Technology47 91,261,156
Pavement Engineering3 1,965,389
Physical Organic Chemistry38 36,586,653
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion24 35,059,012
Plasmas - Technological12 17,286,778
Political Geography2 7,455,498
Pollution1 260,881
Power Electronics11 10,660,650
Power Sys Man, Prot & Control1 184,035
Properties Of Earth Materials1 7,889,144
Protein chemistry8 20,299,005
Protein engineering3 9,135,808
Protein folding / misfolding3 1,213,993
Psychology12 7,431,242
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids9 12,076,220
Quantum Optics & Information77 104,223,670
Reactor Engineering23 36,387,050
Recreation/Tourism Geography1 953,078
Regional & Extreme Weather2 2,750,487
RF & Microwave Technology90 84,832,770
Rheology8 9,011,942
Robotics & Autonomy93 206,565,008
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 4,650,283
Scattering & Spectroscopy6 4,032,230
Science and Technology Studies1 1,485,560
Science-Based Archaeology1 467,165
Separation Processes10 12,846,072
Social Anthropology2 1,543,525
Social Policy1 6,989,517
Social Psychology11 6,977,409
Social Theory1 775,542
Socio Legal Studies7 8,020,944
Sociology2 855,624
Software Engineering105 122,871,074
Soil science5 3,754,820
Solar Technology58 72,445,375
Sport and Exercise2 6,803,307
Statistics & Appl. Probability98 246,606,930
Stem cell biology1 1,478,669
Structural biology9 20,314,011
Structural Engineering58 76,893,508
Surfaces & Interfaces22 25,531,843
Survey & Monitoring4 7,442,775
Sustainable Energy Networks50 96,337,887
Sustainable Energy Vectors22 57,726,322
Synthetic biology52 71,021,110
System on Chip1 200,000
Technol. for Environ. Appl.1 50,000
Technology and method dev2 1,318,231
Theoretical biology1 3,554,745
Tissue engineering43 58,561,081
Tools for the biosciences3 4,821,577
Transport Ops & Management28 53,112,048
Underwater Engineering1 5,741,636
Urban & Land Management47 89,419,032
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.26 24,068,678
VLSI Design1 1,765,760
Waste Management12 14,836,417
Waste Minimisation11 15,008,422
Water Engineering61 96,594,355
Water Quality1 4,889,812
Wind Power27 62,330,319