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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 (£)
Algebra58 12,992,581 37,133,971
Analytical Science112 60,476,796 138,093,430
Antihydrogen11 7,919,851 8,441,554
Architecture and Operating Systems59 16,324,361 60,225,054
Artificial Intelligence Technologies134 68,262,126 225,582,012
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics48 29,074,197 71,857,147
Bioenergy37 17,516,154 38,060,423
Biological Informatics20 11,978,937 49,198,695
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering101 66,203,760 159,718,020
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics104 32,194,050 95,971,710
Built Environment43 26,523,069 62,747,463
Carbon Capture and Storage32 31,740,922 43,327,709
Catalysis126 57,220,127 132,418,340
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry94 44,364,876 94,785,538
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms62 20,261,066 72,183,129
Chemical Structure40 10,561,812 34,481,491
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)140 86,230,609 191,654,785
Coastal and Waterway Engineering40 17,373,335 43,271,358
Cold Atoms and Molecules26 15,016,630 38,330,507
Combustion Engineering33 9,218,919 15,592,512
Complex Fluids & Rheology47 26,299,834 59,006,992
Complexity Science40 32,573,538 78,613,234
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry100 28,843,411 86,134,084
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure115 37,394,831 120,818,060
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials81 34,141,796 97,093,040
Continuum Mechanics35 11,157,549 36,846,977
Control Engineering56 18,867,007 74,375,443
Conventional Generation & Combustion1 670,874 1,341,748
Databases16 8,213,920 27,231,492
Digital Signal Processing61 23,108,838 68,539,154
Displays5 3,695,614 18,885,749
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics14 7,945,680 15,451,988
Electrochemical Sciences25 8,407,885 35,740,986
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)96 80,024,937 134,621,773
Energy Networks60 45,579,239 81,009,543
Energy Storage69 55,193,815 71,610,659
Engineering Design73 37,969,583 93,013,321
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics128 62,331,017 94,486,332
Fossil fuel power generation13 6,468,006 22,167,432
Fuel Cell Technology30 20,311,892 40,081,986
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics138 59,195,392 153,632,475
Geometry & Topology75 18,200,188 46,758,092
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology56 37,362,840 106,711,575
Graphics and Visualisation36 24,107,799 65,486,215
Ground Engineering42 53,799,919 104,449,840
Human Communication in ICT25 4,383,337 19,378,586
Human-Computer Interaction157 63,705,004 188,171,718
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors23 12,231,507 24,603,577
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems135 50,218,563 176,029,290
Image and Vision Computing61 30,345,893 100,662,533
Information Systems152 76,318,319 245,777,187
Infrastructure and urban systems78 81,815,388 193,113,900
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena57 21,068,613 80,882,010
Logic and Combinatorics37 6,662,754 22,105,824
Manufacturing Technologies258 184,653,459 416,401,223
Marine Wave and Tidal34 17,161,770 28,016,323
Materials Engineering - Ceramics22 11,562,964 42,832,752
Materials Engineering - Composites65 49,811,661 111,288,571
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys63 62,102,197 116,250,112
Materials For Energy Applications108 57,269,463 166,686,854
Mathematical Analysis88 31,082,878 58,377,309
Mathematical biology46 24,734,793 75,808,983
Mathematical Physics37 7,115,912 27,479,238
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)143 96,749,887 175,093,062
Microelectronics Design38 17,295,670 56,997,651
Microelectronics Device Technology59 35,282,901 110,725,411
Microsystems43 13,399,352 70,173,882
Music and Acoustic Technology16 15,528,673 28,399,604
Natural Language Processing23 4,901,688 14,752,095
Non-Linear Systems46 13,915,099 60,997,104
Nuclear Fission83 71,585,118 82,750,968
Number Theory32 13,149,938 28,401,270
Numerical Analysis65 20,374,546 69,681,417
Operational research69 32,657,451 141,967,226
Optical Communications36 27,052,295 74,594,150
Optical Devices and Subsystems48 41,447,186 117,913,081
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits83 58,888,049 154,645,761
Particle Technology32 18,763,285 51,152,941
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems88 60,217,131 132,853,291
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing69 18,294,746 78,552,334
Photonic materials116 78,430,360 192,392,686
Plasma and Lasers81 43,340,014 63,038,054
Polymer Materials108 49,292,222 158,593,288
Process Systems: Components and Integration114 77,521,937 195,640,176
Programming Languages and Compilers65 20,907,006 61,111,440
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems66 176,480,440 194,428,417
Quantum Fluids and Solids16 5,579,563 12,951,256
Quantum Optics and Information93 38,114,382 111,485,262
Resource Efficiency18 7,378,220 33,504,985
RF & Microwave Devices61 19,436,894 55,198,872
RF & MW Communications64 21,079,310 57,654,675
Robotics82 41,356,733 109,956,268
Sensors and Instrumentation86 31,648,474 105,377,161
Software Engineering80 28,967,819 79,526,401
Solar Technology54 32,792,003 48,222,765
Speech Technology5 1,042,377 1,859,214
Spintronics48 20,878,452 52,568,401
Statistics and Applied Probability85 71,686,780 161,515,310
Structural Engineering58 56,186,161 116,605,708
Superconductivity43 14,391,188 58,518,447
Surface Science34 9,739,958 37,428,151
Synthetic Biology44 47,186,191 80,201,619
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry38 18,540,692 48,584,188
Synthetic Organic Chemistry62 36,591,268 79,099,571
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry46 19,910,308 59,062,630
Theoretical computer science113 34,228,460 103,549,206
Verification and Correctness84 17,297,377 64,810,443
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses27 6,023,033 19,098,887
Water Engineering58 46,652,536 85,991,172
Whole Energy Systems34 37,210,685 64,947,108
Wind Power32 27,408,539 39,679,409