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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 5,701,219
Acoustics8 18,207,417
Aerodynamics53 43,008,536
Agricultural systems1 3,897,947
Algebra & Geometry129 113,109,706
Analytical Science137 202,785,002
Artificial Intelligence376 922,675,680
Astron. & Space Sci. Technol.4 14,586,639
Asymmetric Chemistry2 819,649
Atmospheric Kinetics1 7,091,268
Atoms & Ions9 9,990,150
B Physics/Flavour Physics1 5,701,219
Biochemical engineering12 24,408,845
Biochemistry & physiology2 7,124,649
Bioelectronic Devices13 12,356,019
Bioenergy8 12,212,430
Bioinformatics6 11,066,476
Biological & Medicinal Chem.42 83,159,504
Biomaterials68 106,231,517
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation43 67,670,080
Biomedical neuroscience8 13,117,181
Biomedical sciences14 31,369,666
Bionanoscience1 7,275,609
Bionanotechnology2 1,741,907
Biophysics68 91,018,245
Bioprocess Engineering10 54,210,553
Bioreactors1 1,048,273
Building Ops & Management13 15,881,820
Carbon Capture & Storage16 39,544,700
Cartography and GIS1 6,975,775
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis138 233,441,138
Catalysis & enzymology3 14,503,928
Chemical Biology68 108,199,991
Chemical Structure20 41,346,494
Chemical Synthetic Methodology83 135,762,954
Civil Engineering Materials10 16,295,768
Coastal & Waterway Engineering22 22,162,439
Cognitive Psychology3 2,373,888
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT2 3,818,682
Cold Atomic Species13 20,790,685
Combustion16 29,100,537
Common Law inc. Commercial Law1 2,671,812
Complex fluids & soft solids52 72,252,160
Complexity Science1 3,913,751
Composition1 6,532,299
Computational Linguistics31 36,727,519
Computational Methods & Tools1 592,093
Computer Graphics & Visual.22 48,254,699
Computer Sys. & Architecture49 75,027,455
Condensed Matter Physics114 154,815,419
Construction Ops & Management5 12,317,089
Continuum Mechanics53 80,864,490
Control Engineering44 81,398,973
Co-ordination Chemistry53 57,719,220
Cosmology4 7,005,629
Criminology3 8,617,198
Data Handling & Storage1 5,701,219
Design & Testing Technology66 97,567,455
Design Engineering30 85,862,698
Design HTP1 12,959,982
Design of Process systems46 103,251,014
Design Processes3 3,606,144
Development (Biosciences)1 1,255,304
Digital Signal Processing39 69,439,247
Direct Dark Matter Detection1 436,513
Drug Formulation & Delivery46 70,185,377
Earth Engineering6 10,815,598
Earth Resources1 4,436,180
Economics1 30,711,963
Ecosystem Scale Processes1 5,244,818
Electric Motor & Drive Systems16 53,386,522
Electrochemical Science & Eng.48 70,443,598
Electronic Devices & Subsys.104 129,247,422
Energy - Conventional5 7,951,248
Energy - Marine & Hydropower32 61,870,854
Energy - Nuclear38 45,372,441
Energy Efficiency75 158,732,916
Energy Storage78 114,446,078
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology19 26,495,858
Environment2 12,487,203
Environment & Health6 6,474,274
Environmental biotechnology1 162,134
Environmental Planning1 8,787,058
Ethics6 19,723,741
Extra-Galactic Astron.&Cosmol.4 12,245,078
Finance and Accounting1 2,044,217
Fluid Dynamics79 61,541,100
Food processing2 16,200,057
Food structure/composition1 1,698,037
Fuel Cell Technologies10 25,796,401
Fundamentals of Computing174 163,769,442
Fusion10 92,677,103
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions26 52,467,911
Gene therapy1 2,100,849
Genomics1 1,255,304
Governance1 710,089
Gravitational Waves1 461,770
Ground Engineering40 35,462,372
Heat & Mass Transfer8 6,584,031
High Performance Computing21 21,204,469
Human Communication in ICT22 57,309,119
Human Resource Management1 691,374
Human-Computer Interactions116 297,754,006
Image & Vision Computing75 102,133,681
Industrial Organisation (R&D)1 4,437,440
Information & Knowledge Mgmt78 155,922,182
Innovation1 3,673,166
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.124 174,079,982
Intelligent & Expert Systems3 7,737,537
Intelligent Measurement Sys.1 6,336,082
Jurisprudence/Legal Philosophy1 703,616
Knowledge Management1 3,673,166
Lasers & Optics16 11,112,858
Lattice QCD2 6,314,829
Leadership1 691,374
Light-Matter Interactions25 21,929,049
Livestock production1 3,897,947
Logic & Combinatorics56 62,882,098
Macro-molecular delivery1 10,851,090
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena70 76,892,892
Manufact. Business Strategy12 23,764,139
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt35 143,922,969
Manufacturing Machine & Plant179 389,584,634
Materials Characterisation308 400,565,163
Materials Processing71 145,341,556
Materials Synthesis & Growth204 286,951,684
Materials testing & eng.76 109,870,636
Mathematical Analysis125 114,103,514
Mathematical Aspects of OR33 83,227,008
Mathematical Physics49 59,201,360
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.135 247,699,631
Medical Imaging83 96,370,890
Medical science & disease21 39,533,980
Mental Health3 1,640,133
Metabolic engineering1 870,445
Microbiology4 7,897,623
Microsystems49 44,487,835
Mining & Minerals Extraction4 6,608,291
Mobile Computing34 69,646,216
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.8 30,023,715
Multiphase Flow5 14,019,914
Music & Acoustic Technology18 19,401,852
Musicology1 6,532,299
Networks & Distributed Systems89 198,524,282
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms9 16,224,006
New Media/Web-Based Studies1 12,959,982
Non-linear Systems Mathematics44 63,545,358
Nuclear Structure1 1,499,367
Numerical Analysis67 88,973,175
Oil & Gas Extraction2 6,774,744
Operations Management4 9,475,349
Optical Communications30 76,661,522
Optical Devices & Subsystems80 115,397,620
Optical Phenomena12 15,854,301
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits91 170,137,520
Parallel Computing17 14,272,679
Particle Technology55 94,263,508
Pavement Engineering2 856,693
Physical Organic Chemistry30 57,160,778
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion17 23,179,829
Plasmas - Technological5 6,687,199
Political Geography1 3,474,398
Power Electronics12 7,172,676
Power Sys Man, Prot & Control2 1,232,704
Product Design1 4,436,877
Properties Of Earth Materials1 934,132
Protein chemistry6 7,412,033
Protein engineering3 3,679,490
Psychology3 12,166,114
Quantum Field Theory1 850,510
Quantum Fluids & Solids10 8,174,438
Quantum Optics & Information77 77,627,449
Reactor Engineering26 44,900,365
Research approaches2 6,371,631
RF & Microwave Technology73 103,012,596
Rheology9 8,953,989
Robotics & Autonomy73 154,820,147
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 6,864,992
Science & Technology Studies2 30,786,333
Science and Technology Studies3 22,935,747
Separation Processes6 18,847,629
Social Policy3 21,758,292
Social Psychology3 1,878,380
Socio Legal Studies4 36,265,310
Sociology2 3,773,767
Software Engineering120 143,233,795
Soil science6 5,448,309
Solar Technology56 60,407,817
Sport and Exercise2 6,803,307
Statistics & Appl. Probability111 201,792,640
Stem cell biology1 1,478,669
Structural biology2 1,958,337
Structural Engineering40 49,369,615
Surfaces & Interfaces43 45,660,527
Survey & Monitoring2 1,988,051
Sustainability Management1 1,460,497
Sustainable Energy Networks62 122,850,575
Sustainable Energy Vectors59 128,867,193
Synthetic biology84 125,437,900
Systems neuroscience2 1,655,001
The Standard Model5 698,206
Theoretical biology1 1,217,160
Tissue engineering53 75,120,123
Tools for the biosciences4 11,184,462
Transport Ops & Management13 30,318,291
Urban & Land Management22 47,751,509
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.21 19,552,552
Waste Management10 12,154,647
Waste Minimisation9 20,928,845
Water Engineering19 38,199,448
Water Quality1 165,201
Wind Power26 49,386,389