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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 (£)
Algebra56 12,295,743 36,295,658
Analytical Science111 59,466,840 131,635,318
Antihydrogen10 7,747,028 8,095,908
Architecture and Operating Systems60 16,571,914 60,843,938
Artificial Intelligence Technologies139 69,588,168 226,818,326
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics49 29,153,737 71,956,572
Bioenergy38 21,083,538 41,627,808
Biological Informatics21 11,994,056 49,299,490
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering101 66,005,616 159,030,572
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics103 30,864,861 89,684,268
Built Environment45 26,558,136 62,947,600
Carbon Capture and Storage32 31,740,922 43,327,709
Catalysis125 58,229,809 133,583,992
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry97 45,151,429 95,245,059
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms60 19,998,051 71,171,770
Chemical Structure40 10,561,812 34,481,491
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)138 85,233,061 190,084,865
Coastal and Waterway Engineering40 17,373,335 43,271,358
Cold Atoms and Molecules27 15,040,793 38,427,158
Combustion Engineering34 9,473,930 16,017,530
Complex Fluids & Rheology48 26,338,959 59,104,805
Complexity Science40 32,573,538 78,613,234
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry102 28,816,807 85,822,477
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure117 37,555,378 121,241,171
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials81 33,668,006 96,134,634
Continuum Mechanics36 11,453,567 37,338,395
Control Engineering58 20,396,033 77,281,171
Conventional Generation & Combustion1 670,874 1,341,748
Databases16 8,213,920 27,231,492
Digital Signal Processing60 23,120,650 68,369,194
Displays5 3,695,614 18,885,749
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics15 8,021,843 15,756,641
Electrochemical Sciences23 7,643,101 34,053,029
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)99 81,780,872 136,789,021
Energy Networks61 46,263,328 81,864,654
Energy Storage70 55,363,948 72,464,880
Engineering Design77 38,056,233 93,209,865
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics131 63,200,836 95,571,841
Fossil fuel power generation13 6,468,006 22,167,432
Fuel Cell Technology31 20,331,777 40,181,411
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics137 59,180,243 153,531,486
Geometry & Topology74 18,058,713 46,475,143
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology55 37,539,505 105,894,720
Graphics and Visualisation35 24,081,880 65,460,296
Ground Engineering43 53,809,897 104,549,621
Human Communication in ICT26 4,462,571 19,774,756
Human-Computer Interaction162 65,315,732 192,500,212
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors23 12,231,507 24,603,577
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems134 48,221,862 173,429,909
Image and Vision Computing61 30,396,907 100,164,610
Information Systems156 77,394,625 247,436,085
Infrastructure and urban systems79 81,995,024 193,473,171
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena54 18,742,665 75,067,141
Logic and Combinatorics37 6,662,754 22,105,824
Manufacturing Technologies261 184,805,056 415,070,605
Marine Wave and Tidal34 17,161,770 28,016,323
Materials Engineering - Ceramics22 11,562,964 42,832,752
Materials Engineering - Composites65 50,197,991 111,885,388
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys62 62,541,359 116,272,494
Materials For Energy Applications109 58,109,313 167,526,704
Mathematical Analysis87 30,415,930 57,374,551
Mathematical biology47 24,754,507 75,907,551
Mathematical Physics38 7,206,157 27,569,483
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)142 96,963,064 175,609,889
Microelectronics Design39 17,672,467 57,625,646
Microelectronics Device Technology57 34,922,300 108,348,008
Microsystems44 13,459,383 70,531,245
Music and Acoustic Technology14 15,289,286 27,601,649
Natural Language Processing23 4,901,688 14,752,095
Non-Linear Systems46 14,016,768 61,389,954
Nuclear Fission82 71,120,957 82,286,807
Number Theory32 13,149,938 28,401,270
Numerical Analysis63 19,985,213 68,718,766
Operational research71 33,095,976 142,832,352
Optical Communications35 27,027,259 74,494,004
Optical Devices and Subsystems48 41,447,186 117,913,081
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits81 56,592,733 152,325,408
Particle Technology32 18,763,285 51,152,941
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems87 59,294,528 131,244,372
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing71 19,003,169 81,980,718
Photonic materials110 75,098,142 181,760,641
Plasma and Lasers79 42,389,803 60,081,592
Polymer Materials110 49,792,182 160,326,402
Process Systems: Components and Integration114 78,448,051 195,334,402
Programming Languages and Compilers66 21,278,336 61,730,323
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems66 176,480,440 194,428,417
Quantum Fluids and Solids17 5,613,569 13,121,285
Quantum Optics and Information93 38,114,382 111,485,262
Resource Efficiency18 7,378,220 33,504,985
RF & Microwave Devices62 18,847,373 53,771,152
RF & MW Communications62 20,839,923 56,856,720
Robotics82 41,550,442 111,904,332
Sensors and Instrumentation87 32,323,957 108,002,029
Software Engineering80 30,198,806 82,679,274
Solar Technology55 32,867,268 48,323,119
Speech Technology5 1,042,377 1,859,214
Spintronics47 20,370,656 51,439,966
Statistics and Applied Probability84 71,075,886 160,904,415
Structural Engineering57 55,499,845 115,461,849
Superconductivity43 14,312,350 57,560,040
Surface Science34 9,257,198 36,433,027
Synthetic Biology44 47,082,544 80,138,290
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry39 18,683,071 48,940,136
Synthetic Organic Chemistry61 33,664,032 75,746,226
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry41 13,845,146 52,083,846
Theoretical computer science113 34,377,746 104,044,810
Verification and Correctness88 17,864,760 69,101,518
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses27 6,023,033 19,098,887
Water Engineering60 46,965,806 86,715,755
Whole Energy Systems34 37,210,685 64,947,108
Wind Power31 24,360,318 36,631,187