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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 (£)
Algebra67 13,888,187 41,393,322
Analytical Science122 64,449,062 146,877,110
Antihydrogen12 8,179,511 8,701,214
Architecture and Operating Systems64 20,017,250 92,873,638
Artificial Intelligence Technologies158 83,684,429 277,657,680
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics54 33,180,513 76,722,301
Bioenergy39 21,184,523 41,728,792
Biological Informatics23 12,467,045 51,465,557
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering113 69,512,913 168,068,709
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics113 36,511,500 104,026,640
Built Environment46 26,768,347 62,950,890
Carbon Capture and Storage31 30,528,717 42,115,504
Catalysis142 61,163,538 141,589,804
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry102 46,901,415 100,289,443
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms68 22,200,002 79,457,142
Chemical Structure42 9,752,546 33,997,778
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)161 94,552,088 203,377,313
Coastal and Waterway Engineering48 19,801,877 46,370,027
Cold Atoms and Molecules29 15,448,433 39,247,852
Combustion Engineering34 9,606,208 15,968,660
Complex Fluids & Rheology50 27,677,970 62,219,621
Complexity Science42 33,966,006 80,848,679
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry111 30,749,480 92,418,580
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure116 37,673,278 121,767,388
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials86 35,722,278 102,670,220
Continuum Mechanics45 12,122,665 43,100,419
Control Engineering66 20,563,486 74,995,812
Conventional Generation & Combustion1 670,874 1,341,748
Databases18 9,080,811 28,653,333
Digital Signal Processing70 24,350,092 74,571,089
Displays5 3,695,650 18,886,109
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics24 15,339,397 29,250,683
Electrochemical Sciences27 9,039,912 37,864,593
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)108 84,728,062 141,082,869
Energy Networks65 47,204,418 83,477,719
Energy Storage85 58,924,872 84,606,999
Engineering Approaches to Manufacturing Operations3 87,500 150,000
Engineering Design81 42,499,125 107,380,530
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics148 66,616,855 102,644,108
Fossil fuel power generation13 6,468,006 22,167,432
Fuel Cell Technology31 21,183,531 43,740,802
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics151 64,773,525 167,731,070
Geometry & Topology80 18,526,219 50,553,015
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology60 38,198,740 110,920,518
Graphics and Visualisation39 24,288,654 66,351,901
Ground Engineering45 55,669,996 108,453,151
Human Communication in ICT25 4,383,337 19,378,586
Human-Computer Interaction168 69,117,189 240,340,562
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors22 12,221,895 24,555,519
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems142 52,002,215 181,090,633
Image and Vision Computing72 35,089,361 139,259,303
Information Systems164 79,158,173 252,518,478
Infrastructure and urban systems88 85,011,736 198,928,621
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena57 21,068,613 80,882,010
Logic and Combinatorics40 6,974,336 25,318,825
Manufacturing Technologies295 202,483,669 445,075,299
Marine Wave and Tidal32 17,912,227 28,757,168
Materials Engineering - Ceramics24 12,057,669 44,528,283
Materials Engineering - Composites76 51,184,606 113,841,351
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys78 66,620,886 124,619,523
Materials For Energy Applications120 64,302,731 180,225,811
Mathematical Analysis102 33,364,460 65,044,700
Mathematical Aspects of Operational Research1 301,052 3,010,518
Mathematical biology50 25,400,575 79,269,135
Mathematical Physics43 8,140,563 31,614,169
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)156 107,527,960 190,554,266
Microelectronics Design39 17,807,868 58,022,335
Microelectronics Device Technology62 36,088,010 111,565,701
Microsystems51 14,445,102 71,893,478
Music and Acoustic Technology16 15,479,671 28,130,342
Natural Language Processing23 4,998,714 14,485,692
Non-Linear Systems47 13,540,712 60,499,849
Nuclear Fission100 80,572,740 93,037,942
Number Theory34 13,194,505 31,451,571
Numerical Analysis72 21,802,417 72,219,130
Operational research78 33,141,922 143,315,068
Optical Communications38 26,808,708 76,241,167
Optical Devices and Subsystems50 41,905,245 119,137,715
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits87 60,514,030 157,158,077
Particle Technology35 20,535,017 53,086,995
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems100 69,124,968 148,182,004
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing78 19,496,297 83,762,595
Photonic materials128 82,169,697 200,911,322
Plasma and Lasers81 42,487,996 62,793,732
Polymer Materials113 50,903,295 164,297,041
Process Systems: Components and Integration124 80,966,569 211,390,741
Programming Languages and Compilers74 22,321,112 69,032,748
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems110 184,223,040 203,037,074
Quantum Fluids and Solids16 5,579,563 12,951,256
Quantum Optics and Information96 38,835,456 112,699,694
Resource Efficiency18 7,393,015 33,554,491
RF & Microwave Devices65 20,268,646 57,856,665
RF & MW Communications69 22,777,538 61,026,579
Robotics94 66,643,707 164,676,348
Sensors and Instrumentation103 36,776,239 127,258,621
Software Engineering92 31,705,028 90,427,842
Solar Technology66 41,924,449 59,624,973
Speech Technology7 2,444,474 3,261,312
Spintronics48 20,878,452 52,568,401
Statistics and Applied Probability93 72,012,135 164,058,067
Structural Engineering65 57,635,049 123,148,884
Superconductivity44 15,427,164 59,554,422
Surface Science39 12,343,920 45,159,933
Synthetic Biology49 48,981,735 90,655,071
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry44 20,720,747 52,574,253
Synthetic Organic Chemistry75 39,441,599 85,468,242
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry51 22,702,003 63,178,581
Theoretical computer science119 36,075,730 105,332,659
UK Magnetic Fusion Research Programme1 184,590,000 184,590,000
Verification and Correctness97 25,446,446 96,388,115
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses28 6,290,518 19,514,650
Water Engineering65 54,945,920 100,895,230
Whole Energy Systems34 37,210,685 64,947,108
Wind Power34 31,380,229 43,651,098