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EPSRC Support By Research Area
Research areas are used to describe EPSRC's portfolio of excellent long term research and high quality postgraduate training.

Grants are classified using one or more research areas. The number of grants listed below does not reflect the proportion assigned to different research areas and thus all grants of some relevance to the research area are counted. However, the value of the investment does reflect the proportion assigned to different research areas.

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Research AreaNumber of GrantsProportional Value (£)Grant Value (£)
Algebra57 11,935,750 44,109,444
Analytical Science107 57,152,367 129,262,570
Antihydrogen12 8,419,402 8,698,374
Architecture and Operating Systems57 20,105,303 92,776,709
Artificial Intelligence Technologies165 87,021,053 290,465,622
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics57 34,936,877 75,817,259
Bioenergy25 12,472,105 20,002,802
Biological Informatics21 5,603,114 33,659,423
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering98 56,062,015 157,563,759
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics109 35,247,061 93,628,310
Built Environment37 20,364,879 46,124,749
Carbon Capture and Storage22 18,849,851 22,835,926
Catalysis125 59,921,446 135,404,858
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry88 33,257,775 85,514,852
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms67 21,522,120 79,464,880
Chemical Structure30 12,216,583 30,495,706
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)154 90,211,748 193,220,668
Coastal and Waterway Engineering45 19,010,916 44,177,734
Cold Atoms and Molecules29 14,236,775 32,970,109
Combustion Engineering31 9,458,742 16,188,542
Complex Fluids & Rheology40 16,708,811 48,198,945
Complexity Science30 15,178,324 51,294,528
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry94 28,190,851 85,932,835
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure112 33,453,298 103,476,483
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials82 29,889,063 108,087,840
Continuum Mechanics43 12,868,572 48,311,908
Control Engineering53 14,992,740 62,864,766
Databases18 9,201,187 30,890,935
Digital Signal Processing67 25,773,575 82,472,531
Displays4 1,872,280 11,592,627
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics21 12,510,442 23,833,095
Electrochemical Sciences19 6,285,359 25,709,899
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)83 70,049,808 102,716,377
Energy Networks41 35,784,994 64,941,953
Energy Storage68 111,590,643 133,133,096
Engineering Design77 42,517,900 112,712,381
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics141 69,588,278 102,325,415
Fossil fuel power generation10 2,768,851 6,825,735
Fuel Cell Technology21 15,090,205 29,141,644
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics134 53,956,502 159,286,584
Geometry & Topology71 19,850,502 56,436,491
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology57 31,246,835 113,268,598
Graphics and Visualisation30 12,687,333 45,141,405
Ground Engineering39 53,557,345 102,363,651
Human Communication in ICT19 3,912,637 17,744,004
Human-Computer Interaction156 67,769,348 224,650,119
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors18 8,192,648 16,159,506
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems121 47,769,883 160,961,776
Image and Vision Computing65 34,432,431 130,524,936
Information Systems169 81,873,760 250,018,721
Infrastructure and urban systems73 70,737,571 171,454,886
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena55 19,541,265 74,038,923
Logic and Combinatorics36 6,811,374 29,675,528
Manufacturing Technologies280 209,033,297 472,260,604
Marine Wave and Tidal21 15,705,204 26,384,075
Materials Engineering - Ceramics20 9,663,432 56,675,129
Materials Engineering - Composites63 39,607,990 103,213,767
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys69 62,834,785 138,902,444
Materials For Energy Applications111 57,496,434 162,295,215
Mathematical Analysis82 29,338,667 58,805,697
Mathematical biology41 21,384,483 61,857,794
Mathematical Physics34 6,983,480 31,673,247
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)142 104,625,149 170,711,713
Microelectronics Design34 18,627,264 58,587,722
Microelectronics Device Technology55 30,990,113 88,992,419
Microsystems47 13,529,883 62,916,587
Music and Acoustic Technology12 7,904,737 20,011,218
Natural Language Processing21 6,157,024 18,032,664
Non-Linear Systems36 11,789,618 51,809,412
Nuclear Fission83 62,607,893 69,740,572
Number Theory28 13,269,732 35,517,087
Numerical Analysis58 17,778,401 65,771,070
Operational research73 35,413,872 157,186,244
Optical Communications34 19,516,500 61,366,090
Optical Devices and Subsystems41 35,163,549 103,757,098
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits88 53,359,155 139,499,120
Particle Technology33 19,887,430 48,424,337
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems82 61,929,513 119,074,112
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing78 19,301,968 82,632,920
Photonic materials118 77,224,675 189,318,655
Plasma and Lasers74 40,848,233 60,786,774
Polymer Materials98 46,153,088 165,267,725
Process Systems: Components and Integration109 68,466,645 191,201,882
Programming Languages and Compilers69 22,770,693 68,123,852
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems127 188,568,532 210,249,568
Quantum Fluids and Solids16 4,724,697 13,350,759
Quantum Optics and Information90 36,695,458 107,021,136
Resource Efficiency13 6,696,426 27,335,716
RF & Microwave Devices56 20,430,734 47,903,885
RF & MW Communications54 19,600,488 52,694,259
Robotics85 65,059,776 165,833,623
Sensors and Instrumentation92 35,980,937 127,027,835
Software Engineering87 30,680,295 87,890,389
Solar Technology54 31,562,331 49,968,617
Speech Technology6 2,258,025 2,983,029
Spintronics39 18,565,004 52,637,497
Statistics and Applied Probability80 70,989,876 156,322,927
Structural Engineering53 53,428,678 116,432,760
Superconductivity41 14,066,295 69,263,664
Surface Science31 9,701,238 34,926,940
Synthetic Biology43 39,942,547 75,165,803
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry35 13,611,695 31,048,398
Synthetic Organic Chemistry65 31,837,771 71,454,064
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry48 23,437,168 62,829,210
Theoretical computer science98 32,822,770 95,437,934
Verification and Correctness83 23,612,613 92,516,123
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses25 6,008,616 18,462,870
Water Engineering54 47,034,017 91,838,731
Whole Energy Systems20 30,004,380 39,532,005
Wind Power25 25,210,433 37,797,373