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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 12,156,474 36,052,710
Analytical Science107 50,888,181 120,951,175
Antihydrogen12 8,334,940 8,603,584
Architecture and Operating Systems55 17,527,023 61,472,904
Artificial Intelligence Technologies145 69,995,512 227,496,722
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics52 29,954,432 73,010,460
Bioenergy39 21,821,351 43,115,817
Biological Informatics22 12,234,533 50,501,873
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering103 66,527,963 159,819,448
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics99 34,642,902 90,511,298
Built Environment43 21,553,343 49,825,425
Carbon Capture and Storage31 25,824,784 38,941,834
Catalysis129 58,320,694 135,905,264
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry91 43,693,241 92,222,400
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms63 23,940,057 74,473,138
Chemical Structure47 11,609,521 37,663,668
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)124 78,871,617 177,622,287
Coastal and Waterway Engineering38 14,297,716 31,099,731
Cold Atoms and Molecules24 13,064,114 30,653,748
Combustion Engineering33 9,421,575 15,143,079
Complex Fluids & Rheology53 26,546,682 59,493,354
Complexity Science41 34,295,841 82,057,839
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry100 28,276,596 83,649,541
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure119 37,244,168 122,904,229
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials82 30,295,123 84,635,557
Continuum Mechanics39 11,694,196 38,475,986
Control Engineering56 21,697,613 81,537,473
Databases15 8,046,594 26,394,860
Digital Signal Processing60 23,269,909 68,339,411
Displays5 3,695,614 18,885,749
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics14 5,995,555 13,359,140
Electrochemical Sciences24 8,127,469 34,614,721
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)81 66,061,799 83,072,961
Energy Efficiency (End Use Energy Demand)15 11,315,658 43,423,876
Energy Networks61 48,388,037 77,901,574
Energy Storage77 58,537,445 77,524,931
Engineering Design87 38,213,302 85,197,413
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics135 61,486,924 90,614,451
Fossil fuel power generation11 6,373,712 22,002,393
Fuel Cell Technology31 20,230,437 41,693,925
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics132 58,384,770 144,680,700
Geometry & Topology76 18,375,894 46,893,092
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology53 37,148,156 98,656,789
Graphics and Visualisation36 24,080,910 63,616,835
Ground Engineering38 17,463,268 38,978,164
Human Communication in ICT25 3,876,035 19,159,093
Human-Computer Interaction160 64,090,882 189,903,357
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors25 16,340,278 28,805,489
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems122 48,657,269 176,531,887
Image and Vision Computing68 30,769,800 101,016,034
Information Systems144 74,572,274 239,064,406
Infrastructure and urban systems75 71,054,365 136,430,723
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena48 19,574,084 66,925,510
Logic and Combinatorics36 6,654,455 22,097,526
Manufacturing Technologies270 187,405,732 412,972,684
Marine Wave and Tidal33 16,488,642 25,894,984
Materials Engineering - Ceramics21 10,779,524 40,583,801
Materials Engineering - Composites69 48,774,029 104,165,592
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys65 58,449,423 102,867,872
Materials For Energy Applications108 54,536,419 157,105,957
Mathematical Analysis90 30,090,473 58,473,716
Mathematical biology55 27,014,691 79,670,143
Mathematical Physics39 7,029,757 27,165,269
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)137 92,089,034 168,822,653
Microelectronics Design40 18,190,043 57,979,355
Microelectronics Device Technology57 32,561,852 105,587,955
Microsystems43 13,070,405 65,407,395
Music and Acoustic Technology14 15,289,286 27,601,649
Natural Language Processing23 4,963,943 15,026,847
Non-Linear Systems45 13,943,595 61,194,545
Nuclear Fission88 74,015,351 86,487,952
Number Theory33 13,044,157 28,564,770
Numerical Analysis64 20,274,881 70,064,245
Operational research75 32,864,852 147,288,497
Optical Communications33 30,696,138 74,674,555
Optical Devices and Subsystems46 36,949,419 103,656,508
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits81 52,812,610 142,630,658
Particle Technology35 19,504,154 52,720,068
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems88 53,567,794 127,545,924
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing57 17,890,775 78,376,233
Photonic materials109 78,425,569 171,931,919
Plasma and Lasers76 40,703,498 62,463,567
Polymer Materials112 50,979,915 151,195,430
Process Systems: Components and Integration118 79,264,981 198,128,797
Programming Languages and Compilers64 22,502,200 63,401,620
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems65 177,066,112 193,104,497
Quantum Fluids and Solids16 5,394,492 12,695,052
Quantum Optics and Information88 33,610,957 101,741,780
Resource Efficiency20 7,860,588 34,107,390
RF & Microwave Devices64 23,139,052 57,569,134
RF & MW Communications56 17,536,900 51,803,486
Robotics80 42,918,040 115,497,884
Sensors and Instrumentation87 28,068,013 86,478,150
Software Engineering74 30,400,929 82,012,091
Solar Technology56 33,957,594 49,429,916
Speech Technology5 1,042,377 1,859,214
Spintronics47 20,253,276 50,266,163
Statistics and Applied Probability91 70,770,506 161,887,775
Structural Engineering53 27,895,925 44,838,644
Superconductivity40 11,729,414 47,188,892
Surface Science32 8,486,693 32,809,948
Synthetic Biology44 46,326,120 79,746,675
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry38 18,105,021 46,802,414
Synthetic Organic Chemistry56 33,093,487 74,175,947
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry40 13,339,695 51,638,214
Theoretical computer science107 33,458,678 102,780,179
UK Magnetic Fusion Research Programme1 184,590,000 184,590,000
Verification and Correctness86 19,445,710 70,298,276
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses30 6,880,872 20,814,564
Water Engineering52 37,351,769 65,681,129
Whole Energy Systems30 37,978,958 66,908,845
Wind Power24 21,352,665 30,294,489