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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 11,999,545 35,448,010
Analytical Science111 57,884,244 129,523,258
Antihydrogen10 7,284,568 7,553,213
Architecture and Operating Systems66 17,185,039 61,382,947
Artificial Intelligence Technologies144 69,959,290 227,150,274
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics53 30,202,579 73,506,754
Bioenergy38 21,886,141 42,430,411
Biological Informatics21 11,994,056 49,299,489
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering98 65,150,343 157,032,225
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics100 34,714,183 90,630,528
Built Environment45 28,431,858 72,518,023
Carbon Capture and Storage32 31,740,922 43,327,709
Catalysis129 59,146,812 137,084,774
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry95 45,380,062 95,698,647
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms63 24,025,633 74,974,972
Chemical Structure42 11,274,110 36,880,042
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)130 83,366,242 186,389,013
Coastal and Waterway Engineering41 18,537,639 51,927,954
Cold Atoms and Molecules26 14,853,545 38,052,663
Combustion Engineering34 9,476,916 16,339,964
Complex Fluids & Rheology50 26,511,005 59,294,451
Complexity Science40 32,573,538 78,613,234
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry101 28,693,145 85,645,818
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure116 36,789,052 122,424,290
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials82 33,677,770 95,178,186
Continuum Mechanics38 11,651,822 38,329,671
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 Sciences22 7,688,937 33,734,016
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)84 68,016,966 85,707,762
Energy Efficiency (End Use Energy Demand)14 11,224,482 43,241,525
Energy Networks64 50,164,280 92,507,999
Energy Storage75 56,992,695 75,229,287
Engineering Design81 37,050,706 83,764,927
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics130 61,778,850 89,713,262
Fossil fuel power generation12 6,460,179 22,159,606
Fuel Cell Technology31 20,331,777 40,181,411
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics137 59,278,860 153,790,572
Geometry & Topology73 18,075,894 46,298,681
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology55 37,655,633 105,462,945
Graphics and Visualisation38 24,291,696 65,971,190
Ground Engineering42 39,155,259 76,108,528
Human Communication in ICT25 3,902,066 19,214,252
Human-Computer Interaction165 65,461,700 193,215,460
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors23 12,231,507 24,603,577
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems137 48,716,962 173,006,890
Image and Vision Computing64 30,455,888 100,313,305
Information Systems161 75,433,559 243,481,777
Infrastructure and urban systems79 82,485,398 198,717,218
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena52 21,184,568 81,099,678
Logic and Combinatorics36 6,564,954 22,008,024
Manufacturing Technologies262 181,961,866 404,096,764
Marine Wave and Tidal29 15,201,314 23,983,142
Materials Engineering - Ceramics20 11,390,049 42,416,282
Materials Engineering - Composites68 52,213,686 122,084,547
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys68 61,947,239 121,847,064
Materials For Energy Applications108 55,719,164 164,313,071
Mathematical Analysis85 29,473,226 56,434,659
Mathematical biology48 24,668,542 76,039,228
Mathematical Physics38 6,938,492 27,074,004
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)138 93,583,868 172,074,060
Microelectronics Design38 17,557,593 56,859,819
Microelectronics Device Technology56 32,332,859 105,081,086
Microsystems41 12,803,427 64,476,735
Mobile Computing1 298,392 1,193,567
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 Fission85 71,762,312 82,938,421
Number Theory32 12,911,526 28,162,858
Numerical Analysis62 19,915,700 68,680,237
Operational research71 32,556,636 142,486,398
Optical Communications33 26,553,868 73,705,019
Optical Devices and Subsystems49 41,449,750 117,925,905
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits82 58,831,794 158,491,973
Particle Technology32 18,763,285 51,152,941
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems85 53,041,052 125,558,004
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing71 18,174,172 79,899,854
Photonic materials110 82,291,399 188,169,717
Plasma and Lasers82 41,943,566 65,204,380
Polymer Materials109 50,723,159 155,914,109
Process Systems: Components and Integration115 78,913,046 197,194,381
Programming Languages and Compilers72 21,701,913 63,049,233
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems68 177,941,618 200,474,133
Quantum Fluids and Solids16 5,501,221 12,746,789
Quantum Optics and Information91 36,112,870 108,063,646
Resource Efficiency18 7,378,220 33,504,985
RF & Microwave Devices64 19,108,939 54,127,332
RF & MW Communications61 20,074,350 55,103,912
Robotics82 41,612,504 111,670,822
Sensors and Instrumentation88 29,049,323 90,413,721
Software Engineering80 29,977,794 81,490,784
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 Probability86 70,064,959 160,818,325
Structural Engineering53 42,444,059 85,815,862
Superconductivity40 12,708,395 55,657,210
Surface Science34 12,924,956 38,509,988
Synthetic Biology43 46,484,235 79,539,981
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry36 18,472,596 47,406,647
Synthetic Organic Chemistry61 33,885,515 76,062,631
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry40 13,339,695 51,638,214
Theoretical computer science118 34,346,556 103,126,896
Verification and Correctness94 18,178,548 69,203,713
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses27 6,023,033 19,098,887
Water Engineering61 51,065,964 99,277,448
Whole Energy Systems33 36,353,048 63,994,177
Wind Power23 21,716,823 31,263,277