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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 (£)
Algebra57 12,054,232 44,638,101
Analytical Science113 61,051,102 144,576,974
Antihydrogen12 8,419,402 8,698,374
Architecture and Operating Systems56 19,809,596 91,582,452
Artificial Intelligence Technologies165 85,929,909 288,046,861
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics56 34,610,943 75,992,191
Bioenergy24 11,983,821 19,380,540
Biological Informatics28 9,073,945 38,084,169
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering98 56,495,929 157,975,279
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics117 32,813,261 93,608,432
Built Environment37 21,086,554 46,846,424
Carbon Capture and Storage20 16,758,833 20,840,110
Catalysis121 60,205,310 139,242,907
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry90 33,826,351 91,322,955
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms67 21,656,606 80,071,982
Chemical Structure21 5,941,448 21,737,929
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)164 99,819,661 212,103,476
Coastal and Waterway Engineering46 19,040,971 44,191,993
Cold Atoms and Molecules31 14,799,315 34,087,924
Combustion Engineering32 9,844,477 17,085,599
Complex Fluids & Rheology44 19,882,423 54,863,631
Complexity Science30 21,454,141 57,314,983
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry90 27,437,583 83,709,312
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure107 30,802,790 96,726,691
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials78 29,087,365 107,067,099
Continuum Mechanics40 12,691,638 47,204,805
Control Engineering53 15,642,751 63,395,028
Databases18 9,630,567 31,143,257
Digital Signal Processing67 23,980,491 81,605,929
Displays4 1,872,280 11,592,627
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics24 13,402,303 25,750,145
Electrochemical Sciences21 6,621,239 26,482,265
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)83 66,570,930 99,976,065
Energy Networks40 37,008,308 58,063,615
Energy Storage69 106,816,690 127,327,065
Engineering Design81 44,526,127 116,492,480
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics144 71,293,630 102,941,652
Fossil fuel power generation10 2,768,851 6,825,735
Fuel Cell Technology20 13,860,533 27,911,972
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics137 54,532,136 164,331,349
Geometry & Topology71 19,827,045 57,175,351
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology55 29,935,528 110,003,398
Graphics and Visualisation33 13,454,047 46,325,736
Ground Engineering37 51,013,207 96,183,382
Human Communication in ICT18 3,800,821 17,184,926
Human-Computer Interaction154 67,845,607 222,585,897
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors16 8,082,899 15,853,954
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems120 47,435,660 158,558,365
Image and Vision Computing67 35,171,798 132,287,772
Information Systems166 79,976,890 246,543,109
Infrastructure and urban systems73 68,445,633 165,884,019
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena59 20,186,236 75,806,120
Logic and Combinatorics35 7,008,051 29,636,308
Manufacturing Technologies292 215,827,921 485,352,092
Marine Wave and Tidal21 15,419,869 26,098,739
Materials Engineering - Ceramics20 9,663,432 56,675,129
Materials Engineering - Composites63 31,847,950 93,968,718
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys72 63,351,400 140,115,426
Materials For Energy Applications112 57,065,858 167,178,235
Mathematical Analysis81 29,371,097 58,240,742
Mathematical biology40 21,026,982 60,427,790
Mathematical Physics36 7,127,800 32,394,848
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)146 106,437,293 176,320,498
Microelectronics Design36 18,941,824 59,374,120
Microelectronics Device Technology53 29,975,136 87,428,531
Microsystems45 14,059,360 63,006,553
Music and Acoustic Technology13 8,527,259 20,633,740
Natural Language Processing22 6,139,165 18,242,074
Non-Linear Systems34 11,735,833 51,700,324
Nuclear Fission78 62,658,377 69,867,287
Number Theory26 12,997,195 34,760,077
Numerical Analysis55 17,067,535 63,989,666
Operational research71 34,543,927 155,163,388
Optical Communications33 19,436,291 61,265,828
Optical Devices and Subsystems41 35,287,612 104,551,538
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits87 51,819,807 138,188,115
Particle Technology33 20,325,189 54,050,712
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems85 63,222,328 119,897,540
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing79 19,606,093 83,241,170
Photonic materials121 76,821,792 191,254,153
Plasma and Lasers73 44,743,313 64,835,972
Polymer Materials98 45,837,717 163,728,805
Process Systems: Components and Integration104 70,278,520 196,385,319
Programming Languages and Compilers71 22,569,957 67,437,923
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems126 190,412,700 213,468,874
Quantum Fluids and Solids15 5,847,816 14,347,452
Quantum Optics and Information94 37,735,034 104,307,490
Resource Efficiency15 7,038,589 28,658,730
RF & Microwave Devices59 20,763,380 49,138,858
RF & MW Communications54 19,377,965 52,471,736
Robotics92 68,707,060 176,508,254
Sensors and Instrumentation91 36,807,166 126,785,655
Software Engineering88 31,218,619 88,312,611
Solar Technology51 31,114,561 48,008,143
Speech Technology8 2,691,204 4,569,984
Spintronics38 15,934,482 46,061,193
Statistics and Applied Probability77 68,412,837 153,272,392
Structural Engineering52 54,214,838 116,935,871
Superconductivity39 13,759,745 68,823,961
Surface Science31 9,533,564 33,951,915
Synthetic Biology45 40,775,065 76,219,370
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry35 14,539,675 36,444,255
Synthetic Organic Chemistry65 31,923,059 75,753,883
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry50 24,266,270 67,763,801
Theoretical computer science97 31,149,137 93,232,255
Verification and Correctness83 23,982,955 92,363,989
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses23 5,578,859 17,796,338
Water Engineering53 46,935,442 91,740,156
Whole Energy Systems22 31,025,248 41,065,855
Wind Power24 25,424,839 37,437,872