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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 5,427,264
Acoustics18 19,152,876
Aerodynamics107 97,514,360
Algebra & Geometry144 104,575,116
Analytical Science130 226,937,213
Artificial Intelligence310 602,648,299
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 378,287
Astron. & Space Sci. Technol.3 6,526,824
Asymmetric Chemistry15 22,757,724
Atmospheric Kinetics1 6,782,657
Atoms & Ions15 14,244,548
B Physics/Flavour Physics1 5,427,264
Behavioural & experimental eco1 1,047,202
Biochemical engineering6 22,574,327
Biochemistry & physiology2 603,779
Bioelectronic Devices7 16,822,017
Bioenergy11 38,736,188
Bioinformatics12 19,269,866
Biological & Medicinal Chem.50 84,006,606
Biological membranes2 1,285,978
Biomaterials86 137,842,841
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation54 70,432,750
Biomedical neuroscience7 13,340,728
Biomedical sciences6 11,404,312
Bionanoscience4 9,277,336
Bionanotechnology3 1,454,081
Biophysics88 98,416,758
Bioprocess Engineering14 31,487,113
Bioreactors1 246,360
Building Ops & Management23 38,464,708
Carbon Capture & Storage16 62,564,937
Cartography and GIS1 6,718,389
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis161 228,321,524
Catalysis & enzymology6 14,758,678
Cells2 626,369
Chemical Biology94 128,136,440
Chemical Structure12 25,166,100
Chemical Synthetic Methodology140 188,468,239
Civil Engineering Materials33 43,077,428
Coastal & Waterway Engineering25 28,107,712
Cognitive Psychology9 6,527,138
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT1 3,259,000
Cold Atomic Species26 33,761,289
Combustion22 25,366,852
Common Law inc. Commercial Law1 2,631,812
Communication & signalling1 302,860
Complex fluids & soft solids68 93,714,573
Complexity Science7 10,471,492
Composition1 6,240,207
Computational Linguistics28 32,776,724
Computer Graphics & Visual.30 68,179,983
Computer Sys. & Architecture30 74,710,716
Condensed Matter Physics160 191,571,609
Conservation Of Art & Textiles1 285,011
Construction Ops & Management16 25,767,258
Continuum Mechanics80 116,418,501
Control Engineering42 92,433,686
Co-ordination Chemistry58 61,468,329
Cosmology4 6,731,674
Criminal Law & Criminology1 2,027,646
Criminology3 10,093,839
Data Handling & Storage1 5,427,264
Design & Testing Technology65 89,186,391
Design Engineering57 106,153,882
Design of Process systems46 118,722,300
Design Processes2 4,512,436
Development (Biosciences)2 600,951
Digital Signal Processing43 60,609,238
Direct Dark Matter Detection1 436,513
Displays1 4,493,487
Drug Formulation & Delivery46 62,347,879
Earth Engineering4 8,903,197
Earth Resources2 4,733,801
Economics1 807,635
Electric Motor & Drive Systems21 48,226,327
Electrochemical Science & Eng.41 59,685,552
Electromagnetics3 1,258,442
Electronic Devices & Subsys.83 117,373,954
Elements of Education1 1,467,376
Energy - Conventional3 5,931,801
Energy - Marine & Hydropower33 66,007,855
Energy - Nuclear107 152,106,459
Energy Efficiency95 183,574,985
Energy Storage66 236,273,805
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology41 68,567,868
Environment & Health1 1,025,622
Environmental biotechnology1 1,020,945
Environmental economics1 5,560
Environmental Informatics1 50,000
Ethics5 21,400,014
Extra-Galactic Astron.&Cosmol.4 11,697,169
Financial economics2 1,653,270
Fluid Dynamics89 85,686,557
Food structure/composition1 238,693
Fuel Cell Technologies16 34,013,610
Fundamentals of Computing166 193,780,013
Fusion5 53,758,547
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions32 66,541,938
Genomics1 3,578,913
Gravitational Waves1 461,770
Ground Engineering28 37,982,639
Heat & Mass Transfer15 16,107,446
High Performance Computing5 2,497,684
Human Communication in ICT21 28,777,719
Human-Computer Interactions131 272,980,140
Image & Vision Computing100 157,724,164
Industrial Organisation (R&D)2 5,330,017
Information & Knowledge Mgmt134 220,436,019
Innovation1 3,334,881
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.121 152,282,748
Intelligent & Expert Systems4 8,599,119
Intelligent Measurement Sys.2 6,249,453
International Relations Theory1 3,551,360
Knowledge Management1 3,334,881
Lasers & Optics11 19,409,648
Lattice QCD2 6,040,874
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions43 49,642,833
Logic & Combinatorics52 54,580,159
Macro-molecular delivery4 27,939,043
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena84 86,605,113
Manufact. Business Strategy11 26,839,525
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt78 215,497,111
Manufacturing Machine & Plant259 429,351,401
Materials Characterisation388 526,533,694
Materials Processing99 192,870,993
Materials Synthesis & Growth281 427,515,660
Materials testing & eng.66 93,440,258
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 1,080,646
Mathematical Analysis134 116,156,460
Mathematical Aspects of OR34 66,351,660
Mathematical Physics56 52,043,278
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.1 579,374
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.189 268,898,458
Medical Imaging98 119,172,447
Medical science & disease17 23,364,063
Metabolic engineering2 1,118,194
Microbiology4 1,365,196
Microorganisms1 352,996
Microsystems42 42,893,877
Mining & Minerals Extraction1 4,436,180
Mobile Computing29 62,541,683
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.2 6,515,878
Multimedia1 1,577,223
Multiphase Flow16 25,038,288
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology21 20,137,809
Musicology1 6,240,207
Networks & Distributed Systems91 134,372,359
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms8 10,096,771
Non-linear Systems Mathematics47 69,759,915
Novel industrial products1 321,432
Nuclear Structure1 1,499,367
Numerical Analysis74 104,450,629
Oil & Gas Extraction5 6,218,955
Operations Management3 8,863,177
Optical Communications29 69,147,515
Optical Devices & Subsystems80 133,295,733
Optical Phenomena5 9,344,996
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits86 167,392,010
Organisational Studies2 1,211,591
Parallel Computing9 13,244,349
Particle Technology54 101,855,340
Pavement Engineering2 856,693
Physical Organic Chemistry33 35,820,488
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion19 27,548,150
Plasmas - Technological11 12,535,069
Political Geography1 3,462,984
Pollution1 260,881
Power Electronics16 13,336,444
Product Design1 4,436,877
Protein chemistry3 7,663,530
Protein engineering3 9,135,808
Psychology7 14,449,112
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids9 10,966,275
Quantum Optics & Information78 115,854,726
Reactor Engineering30 43,369,447
Regional & Extreme Weather1 1,706,722
RF & Microwave Technology69 70,344,938
Rheology17 12,702,048
Robotics & Autonomy94 233,384,093
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 4,650,283
Scattering & Spectroscopy2 2,203,763
Science-Based Archaeology1 467,165
Separation Processes6 11,706,042
Social Anthropology1 775,542
Social Policy2 18,890,347
Social Psychology7 4,543,484
Social Theory1 775,542
Socio Legal Studies7 8,020,944
Sociology3 3,888,802
Software Engineering117 133,990,344
Soil science6 3,225,867
Solar Technology62 77,001,752
Sport and Exercise2 6,803,307
Statistics & Appl. Probability127 205,657,335
Stem cell biology1 1,478,669
Structural biology2 7,172,029
Structural Engineering54 74,515,863
Surfaces & Interfaces43 49,919,112
Survey & Monitoring3 5,948,526
Sustainable Energy Networks61 116,289,912
Sustainable Energy Vectors39 97,301,018
Synthetic biology49 80,015,042
Systems neuroscience1 1,807,387
Technol. for Environ. Appl.1 50,000
Technology and method dev2 1,318,231
Theoretical biology2 5,113,094
Tissue engineering42 55,597,295
Tools for the biosciences2 4,216,699
Transport Ops & Management28 45,510,365
Underwater Engineering1 5,784,697
Urban & Land Management33 67,692,239
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.22 23,285,713
VLSI Design1 1,765,760
Waste Management12 12,214,420
Waste Minimisation11 21,414,158
Water Engineering35 55,844,576
Wind Power32 65,101,995