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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 (£)
Algebra56 11,999,545 35,448,010
Analytical Science112 51,528,896 123,741,828
Antihydrogen12 8,334,940 8,603,584
Architecture and Operating Systems67 17,381,398 61,775,664
Artificial Intelligence Technologies145 70,802,694 229,119,572
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics53 30,202,579 73,506,754
Bioenergy38 21,886,141 42,430,411
Biological Informatics21 11,994,056 49,299,489
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering102 66,290,137 158,389,765
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics101 34,763,425 90,712,597
Built Environment42 22,657,016 51,586,370
Carbon Capture and Storage34 32,192,549 45,585,842
Catalysis131 59,799,985 138,033,405
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry96 45,549,286 95,980,687
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms65 24,079,368 75,169,691
Chemical Structure45 11,574,885 37,466,694
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)133 84,017,901 188,246,335
Coastal and Waterway Engineering39 14,669,106 32,585,291
Cold Atoms and Molecules27 15,468,603 38,821,708
Combustion Engineering32 9,191,530 14,913,034
Complex Fluids & Rheology53 26,546,682 59,493,354
Complexity Science41 34,295,841 82,057,839
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry101 28,647,153 85,090,711
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure119 36,954,508 122,917,627
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials80 29,888,238 85,196,658
Continuum Mechanics38 11,656,856 38,382,634
Control Engineering56 20,112,606 76,548,096
Databases16 8,213,920 27,231,492
Digital Signal Processing59 22,979,181 67,612,592
Displays5 3,695,614 18,885,749
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics14 5,995,555 13,359,140
Electrochemical Sciences23 8,284,203 35,222,182
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)84 68,016,966 85,707,762
Energy Efficiency (End Use Energy Demand)14 11,224,482 43,241,525
Energy Networks65 48,533,807 78,310,814
Energy Storage77 58,616,353 77,769,320
Engineering Design84 37,615,248 84,452,162
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics132 61,160,587 88,346,090
Fossil fuel power generation12 6,460,179 22,159,606
Fuel Cell Technology31 20,348,993 40,238,796
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics136 58,251,450 146,260,996
Geometry & Topology73 18,075,894 46,298,681
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology56 37,257,927 99,754,493
Graphics and Visualisation36 24,088,450 65,488,288
Ground Engineering39 27,502,265 48,347,462
Human Communication in ICT24 3,881,838 19,113,108
Human-Computer Interaction163 65,370,803 192,926,853
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors25 16,438,996 28,856,725
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems138 48,615,119 178,371,210
Image and Vision Computing66 30,640,430 100,757,294
Information Systems158 75,044,647 241,879,961
Infrastructure and urban systems75 69,130,133 136,517,597
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena54 21,288,923 81,298,434
Logic and Combinatorics36 6,564,954 22,008,024
Manufacturing Technologies267 183,129,557 404,671,690
Marine Wave and Tidal31 16,243,901 25,283,131
Materials Engineering - Ceramics19 10,728,509 40,373,015
Materials Engineering - Composites66 48,094,700 102,767,983
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys64 57,880,170 101,813,364
Materials For Energy Applications109 55,224,354 156,709,699
Mathematical Analysis87 29,697,562 56,841,349
Mathematical Aspects of Operational Research1 757,950 1,515,900
Mathematical biology49 24,676,749 76,121,297
Mathematical Physics38 6,938,492 27,074,004
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)139 93,357,776 172,440,823
Microelectronics Design39 17,753,952 57,252,536
Microelectronics Device Technology55 32,265,570 104,946,509
Microsystems42 13,064,294 65,346,293
Mobile Computing1 298,392 1,193,567
Music and Acoustic Technology14 15,289,286 27,601,649
Natural Language Processing22 4,851,263 14,651,245
Non-Linear Systems44 13,700,704 60,890,931
Nuclear Fission85 71,986,583 83,162,692
Number Theory32 12,911,526 28,162,858
Numerical Analysis61 19,893,870 68,651,130
Operational research74 31,984,154 141,417,174
Optical Communications34 32,020,032 80,993,237
Optical Devices and Subsystems48 38,924,830 110,274,631
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits82 56,108,349 150,376,018
Particle Technology34 18,903,527 51,518,815
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems85 53,297,735 125,698,905
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing71 18,174,172 79,899,854
Photonic materials109 77,786,798 171,915,894
Plasma and Lasers81 41,673,185 63,401,841
Polymer Materials109 50,121,597 150,068,905
Process Systems: Components and Integration116 78,697,000 197,195,649
Programming Languages and Compilers76 22,503,007 64,001,870
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems67 177,796,275 199,892,973
Quantum Fluids and Solids16 5,501,221 12,746,789
Quantum Optics and Information92 36,266,785 108,832,691
Resource Efficiency18 7,378,220 33,504,985
RF & Microwave Devices64 19,108,939 54,127,332
RF & MW Communications61 20,074,350 55,103,912
Robotics82 42,238,875 112,832,700
Sensors and Instrumentation89 28,995,359 89,133,435
Software Engineering86 30,987,036 83,421,465
Solar Technology53 32,095,216 47,551,067
Speech Technology5 1,042,377 1,859,214
Spintronics46 20,247,166 50,205,061
Statistics and Applied Probability90 70,715,373 161,832,642
Structural Engineering50 24,791,813 41,685,248
Superconductivity40 11,824,115 47,911,492
Surface Science32 8,486,693 32,809,948
Sustainable Land Management1 317,319 1,586,596
Synthetic Biology42 46,034,588 78,897,628
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry39 18,753,910 48,149,841
Synthetic Organic Chemistry61 33,885,515 76,062,631
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry40 13,339,695 51,638,214
Theoretical computer science118 33,784,517 102,729,815
Verification and Correctness97 18,371,134 69,686,098
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses28 6,198,212 19,449,245
Water Engineering54 39,220,278 68,594,761
Whole Energy Systems32 36,290,574 63,931,704
Wind Power23 21,349,758 30,275,110