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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 (£)
Algebra60 12,409,530 39,642,404
Analytical Science107 60,530,370 136,629,549
Antihydrogen10 7,469,065 7,748,037
Architecture and Operating Systems59 19,241,928 91,373,696
Artificial Intelligence Technologies147 82,242,374 268,832,898
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics46 29,930,903 72,032,413
Bioenergy35 16,466,066 36,953,840
Biological Informatics22 12,374,674 51,003,703
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering103 67,231,322 162,421,182
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics102 32,722,333 95,848,587
Built Environment43 25,816,386 55,885,586
Carbon Capture and Storage24 25,231,182 36,144,058
Catalysis120 53,590,527 126,230,832
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry90 43,417,040 91,355,398
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms62 20,423,887 72,736,012
Chemical Structure35 9,974,839 33,441,209
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)145 89,644,101 196,029,050
Coastal and Waterway Engineering42 18,159,609 42,972,127
Cold Atoms and Molecules26 14,877,073 37,928,741
Combustion Engineering32 9,191,868 15,250,794
Complex Fluids & Rheology46 27,233,218 60,475,237
Complexity Science38 29,565,702 71,781,011
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry103 31,119,224 92,114,663
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure109 36,506,837 118,676,383
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials77 34,235,997 99,473,064
Continuum Mechanics43 11,990,129 42,679,689
Control Engineering62 19,950,796 73,901,493
Conventional Generation & Combustion1 670,874 1,341,748
Databases18 9,080,811 28,653,333
Digital Signal Processing67 24,030,613 73,480,589
Displays5 3,695,650 18,886,109
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics19 10,738,495 23,085,624
Electrochemical Sciences26 8,433,165 35,842,104
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)95 76,414,013 131,952,983
Energy Networks56 40,527,844 73,802,528
Energy Storage74 54,979,140 78,311,311
Engineering Design69 38,028,804 92,654,788
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics137 65,048,749 97,785,364
Fossil fuel power generation13 6,468,006 22,167,432
Fuel Cell Technology26 19,955,325 39,126,890
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics137 59,360,287 160,019,101
Geometry & Topology74 17,718,635 48,478,221
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology56 37,679,482 109,055,363
Graphics and Visualisation35 23,499,893 64,064,730
Ground Engineering42 54,801,057 106,196,698
Human Communication in ICT23 4,192,502 18,447,060
Human-Computer Interaction159 66,959,195 235,779,414
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors19 11,387,867 23,401,679
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems132 49,746,552 165,044,599
Image and Vision Computing68 34,742,031 138,228,607
Information Systems150 75,655,577 241,164,789
Infrastructure and urban systems82 80,840,060 191,143,657
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena52 20,540,866 79,308,843
Logic and Combinatorics38 6,638,985 24,918,434
Manufacturing Technologies264 198,240,810 435,690,496
Marine Wave and Tidal28 16,721,137 27,566,078
Materials Engineering - Ceramics20 11,623,669 42,867,958
Materials Engineering - Composites67 50,328,323 111,789,483
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys67 64,303,410 120,269,620
Materials For Energy Applications107 60,800,248 172,831,318
Mathematical Analysis90 28,892,463 53,896,579
Mathematical Aspects of Operational Research1 301,052 3,010,518
Mathematical biology42 22,624,237 75,177,535
Mathematical Physics40 7,544,094 28,996,427
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)134 98,272,154 174,937,218
Microelectronics Design35 17,196,841 55,467,290
Microelectronics Device Technology57 33,899,994 108,391,418
Microsystems48 13,875,682 69,630,291
Music and Acoustic Technology15 15,240,883 27,652,765
Natural Language Processing22 4,906,881 14,207,409
Non-Linear Systems41 11,527,449 48,152,053
Nuclear Fission90 76,330,206 87,133,901
Number Theory34 13,194,505 31,451,571
Numerical Analysis64 18,054,395 61,954,884
Operational research74 32,786,386 142,753,076
Optical Communications34 23,633,805 67,980,422
Optical Devices and Subsystems46 39,907,713 116,461,266
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits85 56,347,310 149,713,520
Particle Technology34 20,387,370 52,348,758
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems85 64,511,405 138,980,343
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing69 18,758,083 79,348,932
Photonic materials124 82,007,560 200,177,926
Plasma and Lasers76 41,486,632 61,456,720
Polymer Materials102 47,942,437 159,769,138
Process Systems: Components and Integration109 71,877,126 197,237,621
Programming Languages and Compilers69 22,064,620 68,298,062
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems100 182,826,263 201,552,645
Quantum Fluids and Solids15 5,564,820 12,803,822
Quantum Optics and Information90 37,542,723 110,327,852
Resource Efficiency16 7,314,036 33,159,598
RF & Microwave Devices62 19,994,605 56,036,548
RF & MW Communications62 21,899,666 58,224,701
Robotics88 60,594,653 156,202,452
Sensors and Instrumentation91 33,998,997 121,513,223
Software Engineering85 30,053,177 87,306,272
Solar Technology54 31,915,697 48,574,476
Speech Technology6 2,258,025 2,983,029
Spintronics44 20,221,058 50,746,706
Statistics and Applied Probability84 67,864,678 148,950,209
Structural Engineering60 55,769,022 117,192,758
Superconductivity40 14,385,583 57,329,557
Surface Science38 12,036,446 43,930,039
Synthetic Biology46 48,344,503 89,274,116
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry37 19,388,215 49,473,104
Synthetic Organic Chemistry66 36,677,054 80,119,007
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry45 22,390,245 61,940,825
Theoretical computer science107 33,481,124 97,116,095
Verification and Correctness86 23,698,323 92,670,440
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses25 5,980,213 18,389,475
Water Engineering61 53,899,205 98,682,422
Whole Energy Systems31 36,748,656 63,411,483
Wind Power33 31,313,684 43,584,553