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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 (£)
Algebra55 11,831,533 36,081,712
Analytical Science108 59,845,135 136,517,210
Antihydrogen10 7,469,065 7,748,037
Architecture and Operating Systems60 17,195,350 61,668,588
Artificial Intelligence Technologies134 67,042,754 220,085,125
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics48 29,398,658 72,049,894
Bioenergy35 16,600,907 37,088,681
Biological Informatics21 12,053,760 50,358,381
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering98 65,802,730 159,733,461
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics105 32,430,929 95,384,151
Built Environment44 26,054,058 57,016,406
Carbon Capture and Storage26 25,468,304 36,471,447
Catalysis119 55,321,624 127,379,765
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry90 44,009,877 93,430,448
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms58 19,222,608 66,899,798
Chemical Structure38 10,226,465 33,703,921
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)137 86,064,279 191,625,945
Coastal and Waterway Engineering43 18,595,312 44,292,141
Cold Atoms and Molecules25 14,553,378 37,119,504
Combustion Engineering34 9,606,208 15,968,660
Complex Fluids & Rheology44 27,053,845 60,179,863
Complexity Science36 29,369,191 71,497,760
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry99 29,406,531 85,995,631
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure108 36,243,409 118,187,643
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials77 33,925,763 98,533,090
Continuum Mechanics38 11,334,566 38,584,279
Control Engineering56 18,363,430 70,535,964
Conventional Generation & Combustion1 670,874 1,341,748
Databases18 9,080,739 28,652,616
Digital Signal Processing67 24,007,444 73,494,722
Displays5 3,695,614 18,885,749
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics18 12,198,650 24,545,779
Electrochemical Sciences25 8,407,885 35,740,986
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)94 76,358,737 131,842,195
Energy Networks60 45,342,659 80,868,357
Energy Storage76 63,007,670 86,769,176
Engineering Design73 37,925,679 93,224,407
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics133 63,968,453 96,615,461
Fossil fuel power generation13 6,468,006 22,167,432
Fuel Cell Technology26 19,955,325 39,126,890
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics133 56,656,684 152,628,501
Geometry & Topology71 17,259,586 45,017,293
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology56 37,872,101 109,536,282
Graphics and Visualisation36 24,004,085 64,901,960
Ground Engineering41 54,735,558 105,978,172
Human Communication in ICT24 4,360,690 19,288,000
Human-Computer Interaction157 63,905,800 191,880,118
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors22 12,221,895 24,555,519
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems133 48,822,651 164,542,305
Image and Vision Computing64 31,356,589 104,525,672
Information Systems154 76,361,189 242,843,096
Infrastructure and urban systems78 78,860,392 188,667,378
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena56 21,033,937 80,188,492
Logic and Combinatorics37 6,369,423 21,966,138
Manufacturing Technologies263 189,409,734 423,396,007
Marine Wave and Tidal30 17,773,702 28,618,644
Materials Engineering - Ceramics22 11,562,964 42,832,752
Materials Engineering - Composites64 49,752,372 111,189,756
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys61 61,845,998 116,933,619
Materials For Energy Applications106 60,557,131 172,537,478
Mathematical Analysis88 28,819,920 51,070,826
Mathematical biology41 22,598,429 72,608,076
Mathematical Physics39 7,314,094 26,321,008
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)135 96,551,915 173,322,234
Microelectronics Design38 17,682,331 56,766,966
Microelectronics Device Technology57 34,291,693 109,659,424
Microsystems43 13,501,555 68,846,574
Music and Acoustic Technology15 15,381,832 28,032,503
Natural Language Processing21 4,806,184 14,106,711
Non-Linear Systems41 11,291,624 45,296,564
Nuclear Fission89 75,970,763 87,835,395
Number Theory31 13,050,917 28,302,249
Numerical Analysis62 17,502,563 61,728,661
Operational research70 32,620,271 142,272,846
Optical Communications35 26,178,574 74,268,862
Optical Devices and Subsystems47 40,201,261 116,879,742
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits85 60,065,977 155,910,621
Particle Technology35 20,531,590 53,082,098
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems85 64,283,171 137,672,146
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing70 18,403,827 79,514,863
Photonic materials127 81,621,217 199,494,368
Plasma and Lasers77 41,694,240 61,392,281
Polymer Materials104 48,364,180 159,416,178
Process Systems: Components and Integration109 72,862,436 189,697,594
Programming Languages and Compilers69 22,023,475 68,358,694
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems89 180,942,685 199,496,593
Quantum Fluids and Solids15 5,564,820 12,803,822
Quantum Optics and Information91 37,841,595 110,510,800
Resource Efficiency16 7,348,681 33,357,290
RF & Microwave Devices61 19,741,300 55,779,811
RF & MW Communications63 21,985,454 58,333,236
Robotics82 41,196,645 109,378,688
Sensors and Instrumentation87 31,614,847 106,968,458
Software Engineering83 30,521,425 87,527,121
Solar Technology53 38,885,851 55,544,629
Speech Technology6 2,258,025 2,983,029
Spintronics44 20,221,058 50,746,706
Statistics and Applied Probability81 68,546,623 149,957,568
Structural Engineering56 54,795,302 116,023,842
Superconductivity41 14,415,654 57,429,793
Surface Science37 10,949,199 38,493,802
Synthetic Biology41 43,702,321 76,014,344
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry37 18,399,523 48,478,607
Synthetic Organic Chemistry62 36,740,294 79,098,851
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry41 19,603,576 58,054,436
Theoretical computer science111 33,540,934 104,243,397
Verification and Correctness88 21,608,504 71,892,304
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses26 6,148,401 19,230,415
Water Engineering59 53,256,434 98,456,075
Whole Energy Systems33 35,526,812 63,263,234
Wind Power33 31,313,684 43,584,553