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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 (£)
Algebra59 12,768,457 45,444,687
Analytical Science108 59,329,666 144,651,060
Antihydrogen12 8,419,402 8,698,374
Architecture and Operating Systems57 20,541,659 90,998,624
Artificial Intelligence Technologies161 85,699,729 286,049,856
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics53 32,419,132 73,139,702
Bioenergy17 12,877,835 18,808,354
Biological Informatics29 9,281,328 38,200,682
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering94 48,959,228 150,483,119
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics116 32,288,868 96,364,216
Built Environment38 21,184,408 47,172,604
Carbon Capture and Storage18 14,749,111 18,830,388
Catalysis121 59,527,808 139,998,159
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry89 33,661,692 92,677,203
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms63 21,185,960 81,277,074
Chemical Structure16 4,985,072 19,889,952
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)163 97,612,561 204,919,106
Coastal and Waterway Engineering44 17,985,330 42,507,976
Cold Atoms and Molecules31 14,953,838 33,810,189
Combustion Engineering27 7,156,499 12,462,900
Complex Fluids & Rheology41 18,023,076 51,815,419
Complexity Science26 14,296,134 47,624,330
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry79 26,330,755 84,238,721
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure96 29,560,366 93,966,348
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials77 28,928,474 108,821,842
Continuum Mechanics38 13,564,431 53,501,281
Control Engineering51 14,780,044 59,987,810
Databases18 9,630,567 31,143,257
Digital Signal Processing65 23,388,914 80,109,499
Displays4 1,872,280 11,592,627
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics25 14,657,168 27,032,615
Electrochemical Sciences20 6,651,518 29,072,059
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)78 82,084,803 115,396,835
Energy Networks38 39,974,541 60,750,555
Energy Storage68 105,647,514 126,202,531
Engineering Design75 37,850,896 103,631,011
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics139 72,921,544 110,538,622
Fossil fuel power generation9 2,761,024 6,817,909
Fuel Cell Technology20 13,632,942 27,663,302
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics129 52,193,832 161,955,476
Geometry & Topology65 19,983,914 57,848,171
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology55 30,015,639 112,268,985
Graphics and Visualisation34 13,571,019 46,632,597
Ground Engineering39 53,319,706 101,721,815
Human Communication in ICT15 3,130,248 14,603,174
Human-Computer Interaction147 64,646,248 216,072,219
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors14 6,106,705 13,877,901
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems119 48,079,420 162,276,779
Image and Vision Computing66 35,432,401 128,893,981
Information Systems159 75,949,986 235,086,391
Infrastructure and urban systems75 70,958,545 171,851,941
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena57 20,664,206 77,053,550
Logic and Combinatorics32 6,387,918 28,947,493
Manufacturing Technologies286 210,848,518 480,237,591
Marine Wave and Tidal19 16,996,980 29,515,439
Materials Engineering - Ceramics20 9,816,420 57,486,684
Materials Engineering - Composites64 31,904,460 96,051,870
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys71 64,178,760 142,034,358
Materials For Energy Applications111 57,527,750 170,055,568
Mathematical Analysis84 29,992,904 61,324,277
Mathematical biology39 20,049,989 59,683,476
Mathematical Physics33 6,646,229 31,585,699
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)144 103,951,915 174,847,548
Microelectronics Design32 17,204,392 53,095,126
Microelectronics Device Technology53 25,739,783 80,729,784
Microsystems41 13,461,628 61,088,689
Music and Acoustic Technology13 8,527,259 20,633,740
Natural Language Processing18 5,676,210 17,336,480
Non-Linear Systems32 11,339,344 51,542,704
Nuclear Fission77 66,457,883 75,170,777
Number Theory22 12,280,228 33,740,387
Numerical Analysis56 17,348,870 64,900,616
Operational research63 31,544,798 143,198,671
Optical Communications35 21,763,974 68,772,335
Optical Devices and Subsystems43 36,484,260 108,095,929
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits89 53,164,962 144,350,093
Particle Technology32 19,797,587 51,180,758
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems85 61,939,293 119,181,287
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing82 19,443,835 82,558,214
Photonic materials123 76,718,197 195,458,994
Plasma and Lasers67 40,501,874 61,362,450
Polymer Materials99 45,744,066 165,252,274
Process Systems: Components and Integration101 69,557,633 199,925,544
Programming Languages and Compilers71 21,766,694 68,850,270
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems120 190,607,495 213,439,204
Quantum Fluids and Solids13 5,532,348 13,229,668
Quantum Optics and Information92 36,451,806 102,554,953
Resource Efficiency16 7,119,941 29,066,138
RF & Microwave Devices72 28,296,067 57,659,645
RF & MW Communications54 20,602,649 58,372,040
Robotics91 68,709,591 174,402,189
Sensors and Instrumentation92 34,208,855 122,479,524
Software Engineering88 30,888,558 86,688,086
Solar Technology54 35,086,890 52,198,067
Speech Technology6 2,540,302 3,865,836
Spintronics39 15,642,509 48,391,611
Statistics and Applied Probability76 68,643,156 152,812,922
Structural Engineering50 53,478,588 114,867,475
Superconductivity39 12,632,838 66,893,112
Surface Science29 8,476,280 35,500,580
Synthetic Biology48 36,487,252 72,431,764
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry43 15,914,005 43,053,456
Synthetic Organic Chemistry70 33,163,848 81,395,508
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry48 23,566,191 68,000,590
Theoretical computer science105 32,923,530 95,194,775
Verification and Correctness80 22,660,902 90,376,593
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses21 5,094,558 16,787,391
Water Engineering50 45,359,497 88,841,682
Whole Energy Systems22 31,522,802 46,154,795
Wind Power26 27,559,122 41,806,886