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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 (£)
Algebra54 11,958,295 35,301,609
Analytical Science109 59,118,297 129,454,778
Antihydrogen9 7,024,908 7,293,553
Architecture and Operating Systems66 16,905,853 61,278,787
Artificial Intelligence Technologies142 69,827,899 227,104,468
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics50 29,207,325 72,063,244
Bioenergy37 21,986,109 42,530,379
Biological Informatics21 11,994,056 49,299,489
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering97 64,935,309 156,673,835
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics99 29,637,256 85,553,601
Built Environment44 26,497,591 62,846,691
Carbon Capture and Storage32 31,740,922 43,327,709
Catalysis126 58,680,063 135,612,206
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry95 45,380,062 95,698,647
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms60 20,403,573 66,731,664
Chemical Structure41 10,965,565 35,827,335
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)131 83,438,838 186,527,270
Coastal and Waterway Engineering40 16,603,372 42,256,623
Cold Atoms and Molecules26 14,853,545 38,052,663
Combustion Engineering34 9,519,511 16,109,686
Complex Fluids & Rheology49 26,458,203 59,224,048
Complexity Science40 32,573,538 78,613,234
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry101 28,693,145 85,645,818
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure114 36,469,148 121,921,857
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials81 33,308,839 94,809,255
Continuum Mechanics37 11,497,914 37,560,133
Control Engineering57 20,305,312 77,190,449
Conventional Generation & Combustion1 670,874 1,341,748
Databases16 8,213,920 27,231,492
Digital Signal Processing59 22,979,181 67,612,592
Displays5 3,695,614 18,885,749
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics12 5,347,495 12,063,020
Electrochemical Sciences21 7,591,333 33,636,412
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)96 77,798,922 130,174,882
Energy Networks59 46,860,578 81,430,363
Energy Storage73 56,654,522 74,503,784
Engineering Design76 35,970,556 82,311,623
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics130 62,093,357 89,619,711
Fossil fuel power generation12 6,460,179 22,159,606
Fuel Cell Technology31 20,331,777 40,181,411
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics136 59,160,060 153,430,572
Geometry & Topology71 17,958,166 45,874,271
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology55 37,539,505 105,894,720
Graphics and Visualisation36 24,234,701 65,842,349
Ground Engineering43 48,915,260 89,708,530
Human Communication in ICT25 3,902,066 19,214,252
Human-Computer Interaction164 65,454,274 193,185,758
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors23 12,231,507 24,603,577
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems138 48,592,391 173,350,203
Image and Vision Computing62 30,398,893 100,184,464
Information Systems161 78,324,368 248,896,513
Infrastructure and urban systems78 78,160,938 176,850,581
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena50 17,528,292 70,810,209
Logic and Combinatorics36 6,564,954 22,008,024
Manufacturing Technologies259 181,040,752 402,670,620
Marine Wave and Tidal29 15,201,314 23,983,142
Materials Engineering - Ceramics20 11,390,049 42,416,282
Materials Engineering - Composites66 50,316,215 112,919,934
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys65 59,501,102 111,985,427
Materials For Energy Applications106 55,537,415 163,778,513
Mathematical Analysis83 29,391,328 56,288,258
Mathematical biology47 24,528,609 75,572,784
Mathematical Physics37 6,908,603 26,974,375
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)141 94,203,404 172,500,091
Microelectronics Design39 17,672,467 57,625,646
Microelectronics Device Technology56 32,332,859 105,081,086
Microsystems41 12,803,427 64,476,735
Music and Acoustic Technology14 15,289,286 27,601,649
Natural Language Processing23 4,901,688 14,752,095
Non-Linear Systems44 13,700,704 60,890,931
Nuclear Fission84 71,745,411 82,921,520
Number Theory32 12,911,526 28,162,858
Numerical Analysis61 19,821,224 68,302,333
Operational research71 33,137,789 143,048,197
Optical Communications33 26,553,868 73,705,019
Optical Devices and Subsystems49 41,449,750 117,925,905
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits79 57,041,034 152,441,160
Particle Technology32 18,763,285 51,152,941
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems82 52,156,376 124,106,220
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing73 19,009,175 82,020,758
Photonic materials109 78,730,631 183,718,758
Plasma and Lasers80 41,342,114 59,295,468
Polymer Materials108 50,430,352 155,621,302
Process Systems: Components and Integration115 78,913,046 197,194,381
Programming Languages and Compilers68 21,282,340 61,770,363
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems68 177,941,618 200,474,133
Quantum Fluids and Solids16 5,501,221 12,746,789
Quantum Optics and Information90 36,043,129 107,964,017
Resource Efficiency18 7,378,220 33,504,985
RF & Microwave Devices64 19,108,939 54,127,332
RF & MW Communications62 20,226,808 56,120,303
Robotics81 41,533,818 111,572,464
Sensors and Instrumentation86 32,283,571 107,901,064
Software Engineering80 30,038,740 82,240,974
Solar Technology56 33,073,562 48,529,412
Speech Technology5 1,042,377 1,859,214
Spintronics46 20,247,166 50,205,061
Statistics and Applied Probability84 70,801,045 160,428,312
Structural Engineering55 49,274,181 99,686,801
Superconductivity40 13,190,723 56,242,507
Surface Science33 12,806,156 38,149,988
Synthetic Biology43 46,484,235 79,539,981
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry35 18,219,397 47,069,049
Synthetic Organic Chemistry60 33,593,519 75,645,493
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry39 13,142,245 50,848,414
Theoretical computer science116 34,330,853 103,616,046
Verification and Correctness92 17,988,345 69,468,429
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses27 6,023,033 19,098,887
Water Engineering58 46,215,840 85,723,125
Whole Energy Systems33 36,353,048 63,994,177
Wind Power23 21,716,823 31,263,277