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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 11,977,316 44,021,230
Analytical Science99 54,086,172 117,550,954
Antihydrogen12 8,419,402 8,698,374
Architecture and Operating Systems57 20,105,303 92,776,709
Artificial Intelligence Technologies161 84,131,371 286,016,742
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics52 33,122,162 72,640,799
Bioenergy25 12,431,285 19,863,841
Biological Informatics21 5,603,114 33,659,423
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering95 53,116,389 131,224,293
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics99 31,096,448 82,077,897
Built Environment37 20,336,797 46,096,666
Carbon Capture and Storage22 18,849,851 22,835,926
Catalysis119 58,063,718 122,587,363
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry78 27,481,595 63,103,739
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms66 18,992,355 64,507,150
Chemical Structure32 12,787,063 31,636,667
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)150 92,179,577 198,699,020
Coastal and Waterway Engineering46 19,255,713 45,401,716
Cold Atoms and Molecules27 13,029,034 31,762,368
Combustion Engineering31 9,458,742 16,188,542
Complex Fluids & Rheology40 17,584,644 47,983,802
Complexity Science30 15,238,966 51,496,668
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry95 28,304,793 86,232,994
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure110 33,405,992 103,208,576
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials79 27,716,142 83,768,026
Continuum Mechanics42 12,827,758 47,903,773
Control Engineering53 14,992,740 62,864,766
Databases18 9,201,187 30,890,935
Digital Signal Processing67 25,860,058 82,468,570
Displays4 1,872,280 11,592,627
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics21 12,510,442 23,833,095
Electrochemical Sciences23 6,775,969 27,398,650
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)83 70,185,918 103,759,216
Energy Networks43 36,273,487 65,478,662
Energy Storage68 109,990,146 131,532,598
Engineering Design77 41,989,271 108,041,952
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics141 69,303,240 102,006,416
Fossil fuel power generation10 2,768,851 6,825,735
Fuel Cell Technology22 15,999,892 30,051,331
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics133 55,328,542 136,580,487
Geometry & Topology71 19,896,138 56,348,278
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology56 30,093,984 90,211,588
Graphics and Visualisation30 12,687,333 45,141,405
Ground Engineering40 53,656,988 102,463,294
Human Communication in ICT20 3,915,078 17,768,421
Human-Computer Interaction155 67,033,991 223,014,118
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors18 8,192,648 16,159,506
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems119 46,539,270 159,528,217
Image and Vision Computing67 34,561,202 130,874,489
Information Systems156 76,869,523 243,271,848
Infrastructure and urban systems76 60,025,192 161,914,554
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena54 19,535,157 74,018,563
Logic and Combinatorics36 6,804,521 29,607,003
Manufacturing Technologies277 205,974,728 460,347,232
Marine Wave and Tidal22 15,754,318 26,433,189
Materials Engineering - Ceramics18 9,304,519 33,423,660
Materials Engineering - Composites61 38,033,330 78,194,011
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys69 64,622,502 116,924,070
Materials For Energy Applications105 53,906,705 126,683,849
Mathematical Analysis86 29,806,384 59,693,445
Mathematical biology39 21,311,335 61,468,060
Mathematical Physics34 6,976,628 31,604,722
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)139 105,204,628 172,897,774
Microelectronics Design35 19,307,926 61,991,030
Microelectronics Device Technology55 32,908,573 92,148,676
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 Systems37 11,858,968 52,121,898
Nuclear Fission86 63,114,593 70,247,272
Number Theory28 13,267,676 35,448,563
Numerical Analysis61 18,149,848 66,808,357
Operational research76 35,822,466 158,370,087
Optical Communications33 19,442,731 60,997,246
Optical Devices and Subsystems42 35,234,790 103,972,981
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits88 52,368,909 138,727,618
Particle Technology33 19,887,430 48,424,337
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems82 62,320,813 119,559,058
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing77 18,998,432 81,621,133
Photonic materials117 74,805,536 166,542,907
Plasma and Lasers74 40,725,824 60,786,774
Polymer Materials95 43,409,125 131,121,930
Process Systems: Components and Integration112 69,418,648 193,391,116
Programming Languages and Compilers69 22,770,693 68,123,852
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems125 187,217,279 208,980,494
Quantum Fluids and Solids16 4,724,697 13,350,759
Quantum Optics and Information90 36,695,458 107,021,136
Resource Efficiency14 6,941,222 28,559,698
RF & Microwave Devices57 19,584,832 47,086,774
RF & MW Communications59 20,594,628 54,123,479
Robotics84 65,034,173 164,497,982
Sensors and Instrumentation91 35,967,824 126,896,700
Software Engineering86 30,194,140 86,998,934
Solar Technology54 31,562,331 49,968,617
Speech Technology6 2,258,025 2,983,029
Spintronics41 18,985,108 53,117,878
Statistics and Applied Probability79 68,086,801 153,659,957
Structural Engineering54 53,529,101 116,533,183
Superconductivity39 13,381,043 45,459,615
Surface Science32 9,769,484 35,154,428
Synthetic Biology43 40,187,973 76,160,893
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry35 14,443,455 30,991,458
Synthetic Organic Chemistry62 30,142,905 61,024,191
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry44 21,455,916 50,763,881
Theoretical computer science101 33,299,661 96,565,289
Verification and Correctness84 23,988,354 92,985,800
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses24 5,965,130 18,288,926
Water Engineering56 47,527,146 93,311,046
Whole Energy Systems21 30,014,926 39,574,188
Wind Power30 25,675,397 38,262,336