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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 18,176,020
Aerodynamics96 90,516,797
African Studies2 1,058,786
Agricultural systems1 1,359,465
Algebra & Geometry101 77,978,614
Analytical Science114 205,269,780
Animal & human physiology1 460,716
Animal diseases1 697,673
Animal organisms2 1,618,284
Artificial Intelligence229 471,427,352
Asian & Middle Eastern Studies2 1,058,786
Assess/Remediate Contamination3 681,840
Astron. & Space Sci. Technol.1 5,426,912
Asymmetric Chemistry16 23,507,067
Atmospheric Kinetics1 6,782,657
Atoms & Ions18 13,085,574
B Physics/Flavour Physics1 5,426,912
Behavioural & experimental eco2 3,022,698
Biochemical engineering7 26,801,311
Biochemistry & physiology1 1,541,002
Bioelectronic Devices7 12,055,734
Bioenergy19 24,886,187
Bioinformatics12 19,936,029
Biological & Medicinal Chem.53 86,656,560
Biological membranes2 1,285,978
Biomaterials88 133,040,343
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation44 67,263,374
Biomedical neuroscience4 11,822,828
Biomedical sciences9 10,624,655
Bionanoscience7 9,940,569
Biophysics91 97,378,511
Bioprocess Engineering24 42,427,089
Building Ops & Management30 127,121,283
Carbohydrate Chemistry1 1,009,939
Carbon Capture & Storage12 36,150,230
Cartography and GIS1 6,718,389
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis131 175,252,207
Catalysis & enzymology6 14,758,678
Cells2 1,947,376
Chemical Biology86 114,203,972
Chemical Structure24 25,483,978
Chemical Synthetic Methodology134 177,518,030
Civil Engineering Materials38 66,952,722
Climate & Climate Change5 1,889,868
Coastal & Waterway Engineering39 31,404,347
Cognitive Psychology9 6,527,138
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT1 3,259,000
Cold Atomic Species25 30,254,190
Combustion16 23,354,964
Common Law inc. Commercial Law1 151,789
Complex fluids & soft solids52 78,264,498
Complexity Science11 19,639,742
Composition1 6,240,207
Comput./Corpus Linguistics4 1,630,287
Computational Linguistics22 27,108,014
Computer Graphics & Visual.33 71,857,147
Computer Sys. & Architecture26 79,042,543
Condensed Matter Physics135 138,663,435
Conservation Ecology1 574,039
Conservation Of Art & Textiles2 674,909
Construction Ops & Management15 21,656,061
Continuum Mechanics75 106,471,813
Control Engineering34 67,834,803
Co-ordination Chemistry52 56,978,476
Cosmology1 5,426,912
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology3 5,096,736
Cultural Geography1 149,814
Cultural Studies2 287,566
Curriculum areas2 287,566
Data Handling & Storage1 5,426,912
Design & Testing Technology58 78,114,392
Design Engineering59 87,278,478
Design of Process systems44 113,959,772
Design Processes4 6,359,514
Development (Biosciences)5 2,383,089
Development Studies18 16,203,623
Diet & health5 6,797,324
Digital Signal Processing47 66,736,870
Displays2 5,415,534
Drug Formulation & Delivery36 81,100,564
Earth Resources1 297,621
Economic Development1 690,143
Economics1 807,635
Education1 148,755
Electric Motor & Drive Systems24 53,337,879
Electrochemical Science & Eng.22 38,156,118
Electromagnetics5 2,266,955
Electronic Devices & Subsys.58 95,848,966
Elements of Education1 1,467,376
Energy - Conventional5 7,982,952
Energy - Marine & Hydropower18 53,305,278
Energy - Nuclear85 83,427,280
Energy Efficiency74 184,720,896
Energy Storage76 209,943,833
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology36 61,931,999
Environment & Health6 2,751,302
Environmental biotechnology1 1,020,945
Environmental economics2 631,793
Environmental Geography5 2,949,442
Environmental Informatics2 1,168,619
Environmental Microbiology1 151,809
Environmental Planning2 181,630
Ethics1 6,989,517
Extra-Galactic Astron.&Cosmol.2 10,853,825
Financial economics2 1,653,270
Fluid Dynamics67 74,613,090
Food processing1 984,856
Food structure/composition2 1,204,603
Fuel Cell Technologies23 38,683,783
Fundamentals of Computing142 186,291,317
Fusion12 52,975,518
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions33 57,668,263
Genomics1 3,554,745
Geography and Development3 451,674
Geohazards1 151,387
Global Health and Medicine1 148,092
Globalism and Development3 455,330
Ground Engineering27 39,508,379
Heat & Mass Transfer17 20,364,012
Heritage Management2 293,597
High Performance Computing5 2,382,115
Human Communication in ICT21 31,124,316
Human-Computer Interactions144 257,043,641
ICT and education3 916,519
Image & Vision Computing86 153,540,929
Immunology1 697,673
Industrial Organisation (R&D)1 892,577
Industrial-Org/Occupational1 3,793,546
Information & Knowledge Mgmt138 243,716,892
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.98 125,125,857
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 & Optics22 37,297,631
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 51,963,932
Livestock production1 697,673
Logic & Combinatorics26 31,129,248
Macroeconomics1 4,000,602
Macro-molecular delivery4 27,639,043
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena60 76,754,525
Management & Business Studies1 992,269
Manufact. Business Strategy6 18,876,969
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt86 234,922,236
Manufacturing Machine & Plant246 406,667,216
Materials Characterisation348 470,261,837
Materials Processing109 200,472,281
Materials Synthesis & Growth240 394,623,093
Materials testing & eng.60 102,678,263
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 1,080,646
Mathematical Analysis100 87,756,947
Mathematical Aspects of OR30 86,567,425
Mathematical Physics32 30,584,432
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.1 579,374
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.201 287,514,760
Medical Imaging81 125,347,398
Medical science & disease14 23,816,108
Microsystems26 25,715,006
Mining & Minerals Extraction1 216,105
Mobile Computing40 73,399,666
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.3 13,208,602
Multimedia4 2,425,422
Multiphase Flow21 27,157,687
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology18 18,660,048
Musicology1 6,240,207
Nat Resources, Env & Rural Dev9 3,874,504
Networks & Distributed Systems101 161,965,912
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms7 9,080,840
Non-linear Systems Mathematics34 51,377,267
Novel industrial products1 321,432
Numerical Analysis58 83,295,769
Oil & Gas Extraction5 6,421,318
Optical Communications31 74,870,611
Optical Devices & Subsystems74 126,288,579
Optical Phenomena7 8,893,910
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits88 165,843,288
Organisational Studies3 4,636,807
Parallel Computing5 11,161,781
Part. Phys/Astron. Instrument.1 882,086
Particle Technology47 91,261,156
Pavement Engineering3 1,965,389
Physical Organic Chemistry38 36,586,653
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion23 30,709,012
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 Electronics11 10,660,650
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 & Information74 100,848,919
Reactor Engineering24 37,487,643
Recreation/Tourism Geography3 1,240,643
Regional & Extreme Weather12 5,678,351
Regional Development2 297,906
RF & Microwave Technology93 86,582,541
Rheology8 9,011,942
Robotics & Autonomy92 206,464,050
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 4,650,283
Scattering & Spectroscopy6 4,032,230
Science and Technology Studies1 1,485,560
Science-Based Archaeology1 467,165
Separation Processes10 12,846,072
Social Anthropology1 775,542
Social Policy5 7,581,886
Social policy and Development3 993,274
Social Psychology11 6,977,409
Social Theory1 775,542
Socio Legal Studies7 8,020,944
Sociology2 855,624
Sociology and Development2 299,628
Sociology of Education5 6,797,324
Software Engineering102 122,745,985
Soil science5 3,754,820
Solar Technology61 110,485,555
Sport and Exercise2 6,803,307
Statistics & Appl. Probability99 205,967,663
Stem cell biology1 1,478,669
Structural biology9 20,314,011
Structural Engineering59 112,840,935
Surfaces & Interfaces21 24,721,394
Survey & Monitoring4 7,442,775
Sustainable Energy Networks52 131,987,876
Sustainable Energy Vectors21 54,490,292
Synthetic biology50 70,239,066
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 engineering43 52,905,326
Tools for the biosciences3 4,821,577
Transport Ops & Management28 53,112,048
Underwater Engineering1 5,741,636
Urban & Land Management48 90,430,576
Urban Geography1 151,798
Urbanisation1 151,798
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.26 24,068,678
VLSI Design1 1,765,760
Waste Management12 14,900,835
Waste Minimisation12 15,160,211
Water Engineering60 96,517,203
Water Quality3 6,653,984
Wind Power28 62,468,537