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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
Acoustics17 18,022,131
Aerodynamics98 90,547,749
Agricultural systems1 1,359,465
Algebra & Geometry99 75,548,429
Analytical Science112 194,961,870
Animal & human physiology1 460,716
Animal diseases1 697,673
Animal organisms2 1,618,284
Artificial Intelligence206 485,444,879
Assess/Remediate Contamination3 681,840
Astron. & Space Sci. Technol.1 5,426,912
Asymmetric Chemistry16 23,507,067
Atmospheric Kinetics1 6,782,657
Atoms & Ions17 13,042,326
B Physics/Flavour Physics1 5,426,912
Behavioural & experimental eco3 3,481,839
Biochemical engineering7 26,801,311
Biochemistry & physiology1 1,541,002
Bioelectronic Devices7 12,055,734
Bioenergy22 25,373,755
Bioinformatics11 19,638,495
Biological & Medicinal Chem.52 85,064,247
Biological membranes2 1,285,978
Biomaterials86 133,331,586
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation45 60,053,958
Biomedical neuroscience3 6,229,807
Biomedical sciences9 10,624,655
Bionanoscience7 9,940,569
Biophysics88 93,548,355
Bioprocess Engineering22 40,721,131
Building Ops & Management29 126,482,717
Carbohydrate Chemistry1 1,009,939
Carbon Capture & Storage18 40,191,151
Cartography and GIS1 6,718,389
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis128 168,241,609
Catalysis & enzymology5 14,153,313
Cells2 1,947,376
Chemical Biology82 109,497,641
Chemical Structure24 25,646,694
Chemical Synthetic Methodology136 181,726,413
Civil Engineering Materials37 66,613,084
Climate & Climate Change4 1,263,635
Coastal & Waterway Engineering40 32,159,533
Cognitive Psychology6 5,610,252
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT1 908,946
Cold Atomic Species25 30,747,176
Combustion14 16,910,707
Common Law inc. Commercial Law1 151,789
Complex fluids & soft solids53 78,425,973
Complexity Science11 21,406,047
Composition1 6,240,207
Comput./Corpus Linguistics6 3,609,804
Computational Linguistics9 15,710,536
Computer Graphics & Visual.33 65,407,821
Computer Sys. & Architecture26 75,058,657
Condensed Matter Physics132 135,932,113
Conservation Ecology1 574,039
Conservation Of Art & Textiles2 674,909
Construction Ops & Management15 21,656,061
Continuum Mechanics75 109,911,456
Control Engineering32 67,708,492
Co-ordination Chemistry50 56,541,858
Cosmology1 5,426,912
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology4 5,864,718
Cultural Geography1 149,814
Cultural Studies2 287,566
Curriculum areas2 287,566
Data Handling & Storage1 5,426,912
Design & Testing Technology51 68,859,653
Design Engineering56 83,540,225
Design of Process systems46 114,979,352
Design Processes5 7,368,338
Development (Biosciences)5 2,383,089
Development Studies16 15,144,836
Diet & health5 6,797,324
Digital Signal Processing45 56,280,937
Displays2 5,415,534
Drug Formulation & Delivery35 80,754,877
Earth Resources1 297,621
Economic Development1 690,143
Economics1 807,635
Education1 148,755
Electric Motor & Drive Systems22 50,524,461
Electrochemical Science & Eng.24 39,677,653
Electromagnetics5 2,266,955
Electronic Devices & Subsys.58 95,587,747
Elements of Education1 1,467,376
Energy - Conventional4 5,738,293
Energy - Marine & Hydropower20 54,617,023
Energy - Nuclear85 82,730,385
Energy Efficiency70 178,619,153
Energy Storage74 209,164,137
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology34 60,605,343
Environment & Health6 2,751,302
Environmental biotechnology1 1,020,945
Environmental economics1 5,560
Environmental Geography5 2,949,442
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 Dynamics68 75,106,206
Food processing1 984,856
Food structure/composition2 1,204,603
Fuel Cell Technologies24 38,820,319
Fundamentals of Computing135 182,895,572
Fusion13 53,590,006
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions32 51,788,091
Genomics1 3,554,745
Geography and Development3 451,674
Geohazards1 151,387
Global Health and Medicine3 450,659
Globalism and Development3 455,330
Ground Engineering36 43,130,222
Heat & Mass Transfer19 21,808,198
Heritage Management2 293,597
High Performance Computing5 2,382,115
Human Communication in ICT19 30,673,520
Human-Computer Interactions134 244,016,068
ICT and education3 916,519
Image & Vision Computing91 152,711,361
Immunology1 697,673
Industrial Organisation (R&D)1 892,577
Industrial-Org/Occupational1 3,793,546
Information & Knowledge Mgmt144 249,266,408
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.97 112,157,567
Intelligent & Expert Systems2 2,080,433
Intelligent Measurement Sys.2 6,249,453
International Law1 1,975,496
International Relations Theory1 3,489,711
Land - Ocean Interactions3 4,078,394
Lasers & Optics24 38,413,151
Lattice QCD1 5,426,912
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Regulated By Statute1 151,789
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions41 52,663,983
Livestock production1 697,673
Logic & Combinatorics26 29,837,589
Macroeconomics1 4,000,602
Macro-molecular delivery4 27,639,043
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena62 77,147,243
Management & Business Studies1 992,269
Manufact. Business Strategy4 11,995,556
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt89 236,138,981
Manufacturing Machine & Plant250 415,456,534
Materials Characterisation337 470,019,608
Materials Processing112 217,227,213
Materials Synthesis & Growth238 389,806,140
Materials testing & eng.55 100,394,075
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 1,080,646
Mathematical Analysis94 83,015,901
Mathematical Aspects of OR29 84,668,841
Mathematical Physics31 29,832,029
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.1 579,374
Med Soc/Soc Health & Illness2 302,567
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.201 272,642,685
Medical Imaging77 111,255,482
Medical science & disease12 16,991,469
Microsystems24 35,566,947
Mining & Minerals Extraction1 216,105
Mobile Computing41 66,855,161
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.3 13,208,602
Multimedia4 2,425,422
Multiphase Flow20 27,007,069
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology17 16,539,772
Musicology1 6,240,207
Nat Resources, Env & Rural Dev9 3,874,504
Networks & Distributed Systems100 160,949,586
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms6 8,917,419
Non-linear Systems Mathematics38 56,662,983
Novel industrial products1 321,432
Numerical Analysis58 84,964,216
Oil & Gas Extraction5 6,421,318
Optical Communications28 67,268,569
Optical Devices & Subsystems65 104,593,633
Optical Phenomena8 9,039,366
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits88 156,688,169
Organisational Studies3 4,636,807
Parallel Computing5 11,161,781
Part. Phys/Astron. Instrument.1 882,086
Particle Technology48 87,118,782
Pavement Engineering3 1,965,389
Physical Organic Chemistry38 36,586,653
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion27 36,462,535
Plasmas - Technological13 18,357,767
Pol.,International Rel.&Dev.1 151,784
Political Geography2 7,455,498
Political Science1 148,092
Pollution5 867,955
Power Electronics10 9,851,109
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 & Solids10 12,489,835
Quantum Optics & Information73 99,783,318
Reactor Engineering20 34,815,992
Recreation/Tourism Geography3 1,240,643
Regional & Extreme Weather10 4,619,565
Regional Development2 297,906
RF & Microwave Technology93 86,820,871
Rheology8 9,011,942
Robotics & Autonomy95 211,429,490
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 Processes9 12,236,499
Social Anthropology2 1,543,525
Social Policy5 7,581,886
Social policy and Development3 993,274
Social Psychology7 5,051,700
Social Theory1 775,542
Socio Legal Studies3 2,119,158
Sociology3 1,340,911
Sociology and Development2 299,628
Sociology of Education5 6,797,324
Software Engineering94 116,258,224
Soil science7 5,009,752
Solar Technology62 104,895,323
Statistics & Appl. Probability95 244,929,634
Stem cell biology1 1,478,669
Structural biology9 20,314,011
Structural Engineering59 112,066,970
Surfaces & Interfaces24 26,299,800
Survey & Monitoring4 7,442,775
Sustainable Energy Networks49 128,807,127
Sustainable Energy Vectors20 51,312,666
Synthetic biology51 71,453,425
System on Chip1 200,000
Technol. for Environ. Appl.3 353,463
Technology and method dev2 1,318,231
Theoretical biology1 3,554,745
Tissue engineering44 54,312,677
Tools for the biosciences4 4,866,595
Transport Ops & Management30 53,641,392
Underwater Engineering1 5,741,636
Urban & Land Management49 90,668,553
Urban Geography1 151,798
Urbanisation1 151,798
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.26 25,419,624
VLSI Design1 1,765,760
Waste Management12 14,900,835
Waste Minimisation13 18,386,697
Water Engineering64 97,303,135
Water Quality3 6,653,984
Wind Power28 63,315,054