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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 11,847,975 43,843,458
Analytical Science111 58,033,806 130,527,475
Antihydrogen12 8,419,402 8,698,374
Architecture and Operating Systems57 19,909,016 91,980,132
Artificial Intelligence Technologies168 87,464,321 290,337,379
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics58 35,180,387 76,304,279
Bioenergy26 12,767,511 20,298,208
Biological Informatics29 8,608,270 37,949,006
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering98 56,495,929 157,975,279
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics115 31,484,050 91,637,760
Built Environment38 21,187,597 46,947,467
Carbon Capture and Storage22 17,879,081 22,252,523
Catalysis124 60,020,045 135,954,906
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry88 33,299,846 85,176,953
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms67 21,485,033 79,158,288
Chemical Structure23 11,121,339 27,666,827
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)164 95,159,798 201,747,060
Coastal and Waterway Engineering46 18,726,236 44,421,208
Cold Atoms and Molecules29 14,236,775 32,970,109
Combustion Engineering32 9,844,477 17,085,599
Complex Fluids & Rheology42 16,940,366 48,860,532
Complexity Science31 21,709,502 57,825,706
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry92 27,835,334 84,918,475
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure110 33,456,564 103,245,168
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials81 29,758,723 107,827,160
Continuum Mechanics40 12,526,986 47,035,964
Control Engineering53 15,642,751 63,395,028
Databases18 9,201,187 30,890,935
Digital Signal Processing67 25,773,575 82,472,531
Displays4 1,872,280 11,592,627
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics22 13,039,454 25,039,993
Electrochemical Sciences20 6,543,603 26,226,387
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)85 67,057,293 100,190,348
Energy Networks44 38,176,919 67,324,015
Energy Storage72 114,618,573 136,070,371
Engineering Design79 43,765,714 114,783,615
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics143 70,132,390 101,866,298
Fossil fuel power generation10 2,768,851 6,825,735
Fuel Cell Technology21 15,090,205 29,141,644
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics135 54,020,011 159,540,621
Geometry & Topology71 19,850,502 56,436,491
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology56 31,116,495 113,007,919
Graphics and Visualisation33 13,454,047 46,325,736
Ground Engineering39 51,710,696 97,163,921
Human Communication in ICT19 3,912,637 17,744,004
Human-Computer Interaction155 67,337,283 222,201,819
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors18 8,192,648 16,159,506
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems122 47,978,892 161,041,940
Image and Vision Computing67 35,172,628 132,377,125
Information Systems170 80,674,361 247,820,201
Infrastructure and urban systems73 68,445,633 165,884,019
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena54 19,154,539 73,265,472
Logic and Combinatorics35 6,720,939 29,409,542
Manufacturing Technologies291 211,842,451 478,898,525
Marine Wave and Tidal21 15,705,204 26,384,075
Materials Engineering - Ceramics20 9,663,432 56,675,129
Materials Engineering - Composites64 39,742,114 103,796,043
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys71 63,113,924 139,521,736
Materials For Energy Applications110 56,639,535 161,429,715
Mathematical Analysis81 29,168,784 57,956,285
Mathematical biology41 21,384,483 61,857,794
Mathematical Physics34 6,983,480 31,673,247
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)147 106,705,601 176,588,806
Microelectronics Design36 18,941,824 59,374,120
Microelectronics Device Technology54 30,780,215 89,441,228
Microsystems46 14,298,007 63,311,403
Music and Acoustic Technology13 8,527,259 20,633,740
Natural Language Processing21 5,913,818 17,572,586
Non-Linear Systems36 11,789,618 51,809,412
Nuclear Fission80 62,928,080 70,060,759
Number Theory27 13,181,957 35,251,101
Numerical Analysis53 16,490,254 63,268,065
Operational research73 35,061,879 157,753,146
Optical Communications34 19,516,500 61,366,090
Optical Devices and Subsystems43 35,495,198 104,886,216
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits88 52,176,570 138,782,720
Particle Technology32 19,748,676 48,285,583
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems86 63,258,299 120,017,442
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing79 19,606,093 83,241,170
Photonic materials117 77,204,261 189,897,562
Plasma and Lasers74 44,988,276 64,857,007
Polymer Materials99 46,472,195 165,729,683
Process Systems: Components and Integration108 68,407,031 190,804,458
Programming Languages and Compilers73 23,468,481 69,336,263
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems130 190,827,271 213,651,792
Quantum Fluids and Solids17 6,130,998 14,757,060
Quantum Optics and Information91 37,187,224 107,497,992
Resource Efficiency15 7,038,589 28,658,730
RF & Microwave Devices57 20,663,121 48,136,272
RF & MW Communications54 19,377,965 52,471,736
Robotics89 66,364,417 169,072,694
Sensors and Instrumentation90 34,820,386 121,225,078
Software Engineering88 31,218,619 88,312,611
Solar Technology54 31,799,531 49,351,531
Speech Technology7 2,536,790 3,540,559
Spintronics39 18,565,004 52,637,497
Statistics and Applied Probability81 71,471,205 156,586,122
Structural Engineering53 53,428,678 116,432,760
Superconductivity39 13,673,611 68,666,052
Surface Science31 9,701,238 34,926,940
Synthetic Biology44 40,605,696 76,050,002
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry35 13,611,695 31,048,398
Synthetic Organic Chemistry64 31,364,055 71,251,673
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry49 23,564,187 63,083,248
Theoretical computer science99 33,045,858 95,879,306
Verification and Correctness83 23,982,955 92,363,989
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses23 5,578,859 17,796,338
Water Engineering53 46,935,442 91,740,156
Whole Energy Systems21 30,059,990 40,088,100
Wind Power25 25,453,468 38,010,451