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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 (£)
Algebra55 11,831,666 36,082,007
Analytical Science107 59,677,936 135,881,374
Antihydrogen10 7,469,065 7,748,037
Architecture and Operating Systems60 18,342,710 79,622,178
Artificial Intelligence Technologies135 76,399,173 254,198,965
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics46 29,998,505 72,036,321
Bioenergy36 16,701,892 37,189,666
Biological Informatics21 12,055,045 50,364,444
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering101 66,922,546 162,088,521
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics106 33,750,371 96,879,171
Built Environment45 25,916,662 56,183,905
Carbon Capture and Storage25 25,241,212 36,244,355
Catalysis120 53,376,421 125,553,957
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry88 43,302,387 91,686,440
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms61 19,328,793 67,268,388
Chemical Structure35 9,903,170 33,194,260
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)139 88,566,979 194,817,099
Coastal and Waterway Engineering44 18,259,715 43,270,275
Cold Atoms and Molecules26 14,877,073 37,928,741
Combustion Engineering33 9,302,682 15,361,607
Complex Fluids & Rheology43 27,025,540 60,087,225
Complexity Science36 29,371,288 71,502,710
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry97 29,097,534 85,452,582
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure107 36,132,017 117,630,683
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials76 33,890,593 98,486,196
Continuum Mechanics38 11,272,678 38,364,259
Control Engineering58 19,475,654 72,790,584
Conventional Generation & Combustion1 670,874 1,341,748
Databases18 9,080,811 28,653,333
Digital Signal Processing63 23,699,654 70,170,999
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)94 76,358,767 131,842,490
Energy Networks56 40,815,432 74,364,760
Energy Storage73 55,235,752 78,758,511
Engineering Design70 37,711,739 93,156,045
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics134 64,753,031 96,822,274
Fossil fuel power generation13 6,468,006 22,167,432
Fuel Cell Technology26 19,955,325 39,126,890
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics131 56,504,931 152,114,236
Geometry & Topology71 17,259,586 45,017,293
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology54 37,544,823 108,476,238
Graphics and Visualisation35 23,499,893 64,064,730
Ground Engineering41 54,735,588 105,978,467
Human Communication in ICT23 4,192,502 18,447,060
Human-Computer Interaction158 65,738,876 222,473,417
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors22 12,221,895 24,555,519
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems131 48,705,408 163,362,367
Image and Vision Computing62 33,082,768 133,720,509
Information Systems148 74,117,504 238,114,399
Infrastructure and urban systems79 79,871,936 189,678,922
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena55 20,996,449 80,094,772
Logic and Combinatorics37 6,369,423 21,966,138
Manufacturing Technologies261 196,477,807 432,577,330
Marine Wave and Tidal29 16,919,766 27,764,707
Materials Engineering - Ceramics20 11,461,991 42,262,135
Materials Engineering - Composites62 49,488,439 110,522,068
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys62 62,206,883 117,385,498
Materials For Energy Applications106 60,507,649 172,541,499
Mathematical Analysis86 28,612,186 50,699,332
Mathematical biology40 22,319,153 72,126,693
Mathematical Physics39 7,314,094 26,321,008
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)134 98,014,703 174,916,759
Microelectronics Design36 17,302,759 55,820,349
Microelectronics Device Technology55 33,822,970 108,279,212
Microsystems45 13,602,494 69,048,452
Music and Acoustic Technology14 15,143,044 27,554,926
Natural Language Processing21 4,806,184 14,106,711
Non-Linear Systems40 11,194,844 44,973,964
Nuclear Fission91 76,442,935 87,246,630
Number Theory31 13,050,917 28,302,249
Numerical Analysis62 17,412,424 61,531,221
Operational research71 32,688,267 142,436,766
Optical Communications33 23,485,498 67,609,654
Optical Devices and Subsystems46 39,907,713 116,461,266
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits84 56,124,849 149,342,753
Particle Technology34 20,387,370 52,348,758
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems83 64,136,192 137,476,466
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing69 18,042,304 77,227,002
Photonic materials127 82,007,560 201,070,412
Plasma and Lasers75 41,284,067 60,646,460
Polymer Materials103 48,162,889 159,730,108
Process Systems: Components and Integration108 73,016,868 198,200,964
Programming Languages and Compilers68 21,985,601 68,283,518
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems96 182,274,142 200,828,049
Quantum Fluids and Solids15 5,564,820 12,803,822
Quantum Optics and Information92 38,327,137 111,320,038
Resource Efficiency15 7,289,424 33,061,148
RF & Microwave Devices61 19,741,681 55,783,625
RF & MW Communications62 21,899,666 58,224,701
Robotics85 54,382,281 143,646,998
Sensors and Instrumentation89 33,439,644 120,709,561
Software Engineering82 29,590,869 86,201,268
Solar Technology50 31,541,761 48,200,539
Speech Technology6 2,258,025 2,983,029
Spintronics44 20,221,058 50,746,706
Statistics and Applied Probability76 67,831,572 146,376,498
Structural Engineering58 55,482,219 116,731,369
Superconductivity40 14,385,583 57,329,557
Surface Science37 10,949,199 38,493,802
Synthetic Biology45 48,244,221 89,023,412
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry38 19,510,167 50,065,242
Synthetic Organic Chemistry65 37,208,571 81,290,111
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry44 21,937,935 61,299,413
Theoretical computer science109 33,480,639 104,043,331
Verification and Correctness88 24,033,729 93,284,838
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses25 5,980,213 18,389,475
Water Engineering59 53,401,645 98,184,862
Whole Energy Systems33 36,856,851 63,531,772
Wind Power33 31,313,684 43,584,553