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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 (£)
Acoustics21 19,313,686
Aerodynamics94 89,891,372
Ageing: chemistry/biochemistry1 489,366
Agricultural systems1 667,317
Algebra & Geometry97 77,354,688
Analytical Science101 160,071,457
Animal & human physiology1 460,716
Animal behaviour1 506,361
Animal organisms1 1,581,410
Artificial Intelligence168 287,752,590
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 931,604
Asymmetric Chemistry18 23,697,144
Atoms & Ions17 11,022,805
Behavioural & experimental eco4 3,969,267
Biochemical engineering8 18,141,735
Biochemistry & physiology1 1,541,002
Bioelectronic Devices7 12,139,779
Bioenergy21 19,605,839
Bioinformatics13 20,067,784
Biological & Medicinal Chem.41 37,530,638
Biological membranes2 1,285,978
Biomaterials86 121,697,184
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation48 67,374,774
Biomedical neuroscience4 6,356,845
Biomedical sciences7 3,249,394
Bionanoscience6 2,842,216
Biophysics76 57,102,754
Bioprocess Engineering22 37,562,822
Building Ops & Management37 87,370,690
Carbohydrate Chemistry1 1,009,939
Carbon Capture & Storage22 26,839,389
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis102 107,910,967
Catalysis & enzymology5 1,451,381
Cells2 1,947,376
Chemical Biology50 51,819,883
Chemical Structure31 32,347,392
Chemical Synthetic Methodology95 111,260,192
Civil Engineering Materials25 53,634,112
Climate & Climate Change2 433,471
Coastal & Waterway Engineering48 29,648,034
Cognitive Psychology5 3,061,064
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT2 1,056,088
Cold Atomic Species28 32,851,734
Combustion10 6,910,591
Complex fluids & soft solids56 62,672,642
Complexity Science20 40,191,329
Comput./Corpus Linguistics8 5,229,830
Computational Linguistics6 2,106,934
Computer Graphics & Visual.32 57,048,635
Computer Sys. & Architecture31 63,800,350
Condensed Matter Physics103 104,678,235
Conservation Of Art & Textiles2 674,909
Construction Ops & Management12 19,740,155
Continuum Mechanics79 96,473,092
Control Engineering41 55,891,074
Co-ordination Chemistry41 34,169,501
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology8 6,780,665
Data Handling & Storage1 742,513
Design & Testing Technology51 71,067,785
Design Engineering49 66,026,752
Design of Process systems49 106,335,896
Design Processes6 9,265,060
Development (Biosciences)9 3,409,160
Digital Art & Design1 5,973,032
Digital Signal Processing63 77,862,474
Displays2 5,415,534
Drug Formulation & Delivery38 77,006,722
Earth & environmental1 1,581,410
Earth Engineering1 1,000,951
Earth Resources1 297,621
Economics2 1,424,429
Electric Motor & Drive Systems20 22,073,732
Electrochemical Science & Eng.20 23,056,644
Electromagnetics5 2,049,930
Electronic Devices & Subsys.61 94,485,755
Elements of Education1 1,467,376
Energy - Conventional12 8,999,328
Energy - Marine & Hydropower19 29,945,285
Energy - Nuclear84 94,201,137
Energy Efficiency81 200,952,236
Energy Storage79 186,286,040
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology31 52,613,000
Environment & Health2 2,144,241
Environmental biotechnology2 1,112,794
Environmental economics1 5,560
Environmental Informatics1 1,118,619
Financial economics2 1,653,270
Fluid Dynamics73 55,667,600
Food processing5 7,609,671
Food structure/composition4 6,107,831
Fuel Cell Technologies26 40,475,357
Fundamentals of Computing148 170,432,449
Fusion15 11,138,165
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions31 45,202,193
Genomics1 3,553,340
Governance2 1,097,691
Ground Engineering43 42,072,304
Heat & Mass Transfer26 28,870,184
High Performance Computing7 2,976,131
Human Communication in ICT19 18,399,293
Human-Computer Interactions146 220,519,572
ICT and education3 982,155
Image & Vision Computing77 130,352,768
Industrial-Org/Occupational3 4,164,268
Information & Knowledge Mgmt159 230,442,155
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.85 95,511,267
Intelligent & Expert Systems3 1,859,307
Intelligent Measurement Sys.1 227,058
International Law1 1,975,496
International Relations Theory1 3,489,711
Lasers & Optics29 42,716,319
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions39 50,568,314
Logic & Combinatorics31 30,306,591
Macroeconomics1 4,000,602
Macro-molecular delivery5 27,696,478
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena59 61,408,650
Management & Business Studies3 2,007,972
Manufact. Business Strategy7 20,294,705
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt86 227,504,797
Manufacturing Machine & Plant239 366,175,586
Marketing2 1,015,702
Materials Characterisation309 423,204,044
Materials Processing117 194,447,221
Materials Synthesis & Growth258 353,174,997
Materials testing & eng.55 107,237,558
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 1,080,646
Mathematical Analysis87 61,152,126
Mathematical Aspects of OR21 41,940,816
Mathematical Physics36 33,099,983
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.1 579,374
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.208 277,046,692
Med.Instrument.Device&Equip.14 3,523,925
Media & Communication Studies1 5,996,356
Medical Imaging64 80,988,191
Medical science & disease11 15,078,942
Microsystems38 48,349,088
Mining & Minerals Extraction1 216,105
Mobile Computing54 70,259,021
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.4 10,567,985
Multimedia3 8,134,212
Multiphase Flow21 20,125,232
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology12 19,778,366
Networks & Distributed Systems115 160,602,313
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms4 6,049,669
New Media/Web-Based Studies1 5,996,356
Non-linear Systems Mathematics44 63,327,694
Novel industrial products1 321,432
Numerical Analysis60 67,247,794
Oil & Gas Extraction3 5,857,744
Optical Communications26 54,760,421
Optical Devices & Subsystems49 101,292,448
Optical Phenomena10 8,843,407
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits78 120,119,906
Organisational Studies3 4,636,807
Parallel Computing8 14,853,604
Particle Technology43 66,351,969
Pavement Engineering2 1,209,776
Physical Organic Chemistry33 21,509,156
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion29 36,810,481
Plasmas - Technological11 17,360,731
Political Geography2 7,455,498
Power Electronics10 9,578,276
Power Sys Man, Prot & Control2 284,943
Power Systems Plant1 1,944,441
Product Design1 5,973,032
Properties Of Earth Materials1 7,889,144
Protein chemistry9 20,587,486
Protein engineering2 7,984,023
Protein folding / misfolding3 1,213,993
Psychology17 10,468,190
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids13 14,058,283
Quantum Optics & Information80 102,813,417
Reactor Engineering14 20,456,336
Recreation/Tourism Geography1 953,078
Regional & Extreme Weather8 3,628,916
RF & Microwave Technology92 92,319,116
Rheology7 8,245,792
Robotics & Autonomy104 190,392,514
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 Processes13 14,202,093
Social Anthropology3 7,539,880
Social Policy2 1,097,691
Social Psychology7 5,051,700
Social Theory1 775,542
Socio Legal Studies3 2,135,698
Sociology3 1,340,911
Software Engineering92 94,345,343
Soil science8 4,136,743
Solar Technology67 97,244,049
Statistics & Appl. Probability88 175,475,675
Structural biology11 21,447,017
Structural Engineering53 97,726,237
Surfaces & Interfaces23 24,589,819
Survey & Monitoring4 8,404,436
Sustainable Energy Networks46 122,210,342
Sustainable Energy Vectors19 38,025,038
Synthetic biology46 51,175,847
System on Chip1 1,212,276
Theoretical biology2 9,758,109
Tissue engineering53 52,430,003
Tools for the biosciences5 4,967,674
Transport Ops & Management28 39,045,604
Underwater Engineering2 6,836,321
Urban & Land Management49 64,117,235
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.22 17,814,552
VLSI Design1 1,765,760
Waste Management10 7,372,542
Waste Minimisation11 16,708,999
Water Engineering68 100,212,237
Water Quality1 4,889,812
Wind Power26 43,792,336