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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 18,546,143
Aerodynamics89 97,737,756
Agricultural systems1 667,317
Algebra & Geometry101 80,484,593
Analytical Science104 194,842,108
Animal & human physiology1 460,716
Artificial Intelligence200 481,551,001
Assess/Remediate Contamination4 1,613,444
Astron. & Space Sci. Technol.1 5,426,912
Asymmetric Chemistry17 23,920,966
Atmospheric Kinetics1 6,782,657
Atoms & Ions15 11,127,392
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.56 80,574,927
Biological membranes2 1,285,978
Biomaterials81 136,372,895
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation47 66,179,665
Biomedical neuroscience3 6,229,807
Biomedical sciences9 10,032,684
Bionanoscience7 9,940,569
Biophysics89 93,213,129
Bioprocess Engineering23 42,573,698
Building Ops & Management27 130,876,659
Carbohydrate Chemistry1 1,009,939
Carbon Capture & Storage18 40,292,015
Cartography and GIS1 6,718,389
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis110 164,962,933
Catalysis & enzymology6 14,365,573
Cells2 1,947,376
Chemical Biology70 103,310,183
Chemical Structure26 27,316,683
Chemical Synthetic Methodology119 174,957,646
Civil Engineering Materials37 66,613,084
Climate & Climate Change4 652,535
Coastal & Waterway Engineering44 32,967,973
Cognitive Psychology6 5,610,252
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT2 1,056,088
Cold Atomic Species28 31,722,090
Combustion13 13,659,477
Common Law inc. Commercial Law1 151,789
Complex fluids & soft solids56 79,343,627
Complexity Science11 21,564,308
Composition1 6,240,207
Comput./Corpus Linguistics7 4,289,923
Computational Linguistics8 15,430,476
Computer Graphics & Visual.35 70,206,890
Computer Sys. & Architecture29 77,858,219
Condensed Matter Physics121 129,167,572
Conservation Of Art & Textiles2 674,909
Construction Ops & Management15 21,655,227
Continuum Mechanics74 109,701,004
Control Engineering34 67,026,327
Co-ordination Chemistry46 54,838,567
Cosmology1 5,426,912
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology8 6,780,665
Cultural Geography1 149,814
Data Handling & Storage1 5,426,912
Design & Testing Technology57 75,860,352
Design Engineering52 78,834,775
Design of Process systems52 118,149,646
Design Processes5 7,368,338
Development (Biosciences)6 2,675,887
Development Studies4 601,226
Digital Art & Design1 5,973,032
Digital Signal Processing52 64,854,298
Displays2 5,415,534
Drug Formulation & Delivery40 83,852,079
Earth Resources1 297,621
Economics2 1,424,429
Electric Motor & Drive Systems22 50,860,674
Electrochemical Science & Eng.21 37,630,494
Electromagnetics5 2,266,955
Electronic Devices & Subsys.58 97,817,715
Elements of Education1 1,467,376
Energy - Conventional6 5,872,483
Energy - Marine & Hydropower21 55,360,453
Energy - Nuclear96 102,161,776
Energy Efficiency75 181,302,815
Energy Storage70 196,534,380
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology28 59,129,672
Environment & Health5 2,599,570
Environmental biotechnology2 1,112,794
Environmental economics1 5,560
Environmental Geography2 303,185
Environmental Informatics2 1,168,619
Environmental Planning2 181,630
Ethics1 6,989,517
Extra-Galactic Astron.&Cosmol.2 10,853,825
Financial economics2 1,653,270
Fluid Dynamics69 74,918,108
Food processing1 984,856
Food structure/composition2 1,204,603
Fuel Cell Technologies25 44,693,274
Fundamentals of Computing145 186,087,275
Fusion13 53,590,006
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions33 59,353,981
Genomics1 3,553,340
Geography and Development3 451,674
Geohazards1 151,387
Global Health and Medicine3 450,659
Globalism and Development3 455,330
Governance2 1,097,691
Ground Engineering38 43,164,646
Heat & Mass Transfer25 27,437,726
Heritage Management1 149,814
High Performance Computing5 2,382,115
Human Communication in ICT20 30,609,747
Human-Computer Interactions148 264,617,402
ICT and education3 982,155
Image & Vision Computing91 151,694,877
Industrial Organisation (R&D)1 892,577
Industrial-Org/Occupational3 4,164,268
Information & Knowledge Mgmt156 269,845,851
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.95 111,400,324
Intelligent & Expert Systems3 2,657,811
Intelligent Measurement Sys.2 6,249,453
International Law1 1,975,496
International Relations Theory1 3,489,711
Lasers & Optics26 38,897,784
Lattice QCD1 5,426,912
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Regulated By Statute1 151,789
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions40 51,421,402
Logic & Combinatorics28 30,289,408
Macroeconomics1 4,000,602
Macro-molecular delivery4 27,639,043
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena64 75,702,928
Management & Business Studies1 992,269
Manufact. Business Strategy5 17,968,588
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt92 237,958,292
Manufacturing Machine & Plant251 411,667,953
Materials Characterisation322 464,912,269
Materials Processing116 224,956,205
Materials Synthesis & Growth254 390,591,503
Materials testing & eng.54 107,208,014
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 1,080,646
Mathematical Analysis94 84,599,164
Mathematical Aspects of OR28 84,108,018
Mathematical Physics34 31,445,521
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.1 579,374
Med Soc/Soc Health & Illness2 302,567
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.212 285,819,124
Medical Imaging75 109,631,083
Medical science & disease12 16,990,064
Microsystems32 40,965,495
Mining & Minerals Extraction1 216,105
Mobile Computing47 74,466,256
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.4 13,451,461
Multimedia2 2,137,857
Multiphase Flow20 27,201,091
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology20 23,715,861
Musicology1 6,240,207
Nat Resources, Env & Rural Dev5 756,936
Networks & Distributed Systems104 166,428,857
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms5 8,817,755
Non-linear Systems Mathematics36 55,821,722
Novel industrial products1 321,432
Numerical Analysis65 87,165,277
Oil & Gas Extraction4 5,933,892
Optical Communications26 63,922,719
Optical Devices & Subsystems54 97,841,495
Optical Phenomena10 8,843,407
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits82 153,186,124
Organisational Studies3 4,636,807
Parallel Computing6 13,368,579
Particle Technology44 80,824,098
Pavement Engineering1 1,108,696
Physical Organic Chemistry35 33,701,384
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion25 35,617,409
Plasmas - Technological14 18,458,726
Pol.,International Rel.&Dev.1 151,784
Political Geography2 7,455,498
Political Science1 148,092
Pollution4 716,223
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 102,426,324
Reactor Engineering20 35,490,961
Recreation/Tourism Geography1 953,078
Regional & Extreme Weather14 4,537,120
Regional Development2 297,906
RF & Microwave Technology90 84,875,650
Rheology6 7,961,795
Robotics & Autonomy104 215,806,734
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 Processes8 11,674,354
Social Anthropology2 1,543,525
Social Policy7 8,679,577
Social policy and Development2 303,131
Social Psychology7 5,051,700
Social Theory1 775,542
Socio Legal Studies4 2,735,952
Sociology3 1,340,911
Sociology and Development2 299,628
Software Engineering94 121,384,320
Soil science9 5,044,176
Solar Technology61 102,368,470
Statistics & Appl. Probability99 248,235,660
Stem cell biology1 1,478,669
Structural biology10 21,158,536
Structural Engineering58 111,704,140
Surfaces & Interfaces24 22,423,671
Survey & Monitoring5 8,454,436
Sustainable Energy Networks48 126,897,881
Sustainable Energy Vectors21 51,006,785
Synthetic biology55 71,501,831
Technol. for Environ. Appl.1 50,000
Technology and method dev2 1,318,231
Theoretical biology1 3,553,340
Tissue Engineering48 56,136,820
Tools for the biosciences5 4,967,674
Transport Ops & Management30 53,925,131
Underwater Engineering1 5,741,636
Urban & Land Management48 90,247,548
Urban Geography1 151,798
Urbanisation1 151,798
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.26 25,118,529
VLSI Design1 1,765,760
Waste Management12 14,900,835
Waste Minimisation14 18,476,647
Water Engineering70 103,395,373
Water Quality1 4,889,812
Wind Power24 65,050,724