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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 (£)
Algebra61 13,211,934 37,861,831
Analytical Science111 60,208,422 137,735,598
Antihydrogen10 7,469,065 7,748,037
Architecture and Operating Systems58 16,275,080 60,126,493
Artificial Intelligence Technologies134 67,494,725 222,704,472
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics48 29,476,824 72,027,416
Bioenergy37 17,516,154 38,060,423
Biological Informatics21 11,994,056 49,299,490
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering99 65,950,525 159,327,727
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics105 32,197,770 95,975,429
Built Environment44 26,054,058 57,016,406
Carbon Capture and Storage31 30,528,717 42,115,504
Catalysis120 56,067,414 127,491,620
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry92 44,052,953 94,149,626
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms57 18,819,191 66,227,436
Chemical Structure39 10,351,155 34,060,179
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)139 86,104,052 191,347,422
Coastal and Waterway Engineering45 18,745,136 44,643,159
Cold Atoms and Molecules25 14,553,378 37,119,504
Combustion Engineering34 9,606,208 15,968,660
Complex Fluids & Rheology47 27,228,261 61,069,104
Complexity Science38 31,683,445 76,126,268
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry99 29,197,630 86,534,489
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure112 36,736,884 119,485,830
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials83 35,222,068 100,951,002
Continuum Mechanics36 11,177,687 36,947,669
Control Engineering57 18,756,017 71,321,139
Conventional Generation & Combustion1 670,874 1,341,748
Databases17 8,760,820 28,012,778
Digital Signal Processing62 23,291,198 68,836,646
Displays5 3,695,614 18,885,749
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics18 12,198,650 24,545,779
Electrochemical Sciences25 8,407,885 35,740,986
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)93 75,298,553 130,797,324
Energy Networks60 45,342,659 80,868,357
Energy Storage77 63,464,750 81,304,144
Engineering Design73 37,573,658 91,991,960
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics134 63,402,706 96,625,938
Fossil fuel power generation13 6,468,006 22,167,432
Fuel Cell Technology27 20,243,718 39,847,873
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics136 58,047,633 154,865,300
Geometry & Topology75 17,856,915 45,827,111
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology57 37,914,050 109,613,407
Graphics and Visualisation34 23,944,817 64,774,982
Ground Engineering41 53,719,645 104,975,940
Human Communication in ICT24 4,360,690 19,288,000
Human-Computer Interaction155 63,446,814 189,375,992
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors23 12,231,507 24,603,577
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems135 49,472,335 167,508,488
Image and Vision Computing61 30,345,893 100,662,533
Information Systems152 75,169,998 240,035,581
Infrastructure and urban systems77 79,938,936 188,160,489
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena56 21,033,937 80,188,492
Logic and Combinatorics37 6,369,423 21,966,138
Manufacturing Technologies258 184,223,691 415,979,136
Marine Wave and Tidal34 17,161,770 28,016,323
Materials Engineering - Ceramics22 11,562,964 42,832,752
Materials Engineering - Composites64 49,752,372 111,189,756
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys62 61,875,535 117,032,076
Materials For Energy Applications111 62,388,383 174,370,461
Mathematical Analysis87 30,988,678 58,188,909
Mathematical biology46 24,734,793 75,808,983
Mathematical Physics39 7,121,894 26,898,573
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)137 94,775,105 172,219,873
Microelectronics Design38 17,295,670 56,997,651
Microelectronics Device Technology58 34,316,619 109,759,129
Microsystems45 13,892,308 70,752,426
Music and Acoustic Technology15 15,381,832 28,032,503
Natural Language Processing22 4,898,017 14,384,994
Non-Linear Systems44 12,747,070 53,085,744
Nuclear Fission90 76,634,317 88,498,949
Number Theory31 13,050,917 28,302,249
Numerical Analysis64 20,280,346 69,493,017
Operational research69 32,529,658 142,071,482
Optical Communications36 27,052,295 74,594,150
Optical Devices and Subsystems47 40,375,806 116,841,701
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits86 60,272,640 156,599,499
Particle Technology34 19,406,695 51,957,203
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems88 65,055,425 138,582,169
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing70 18,219,114 78,481,327
Photonic materials126 80,667,561 198,432,471
Plasma and Lasers78 41,916,601 61,614,642
Polymer Materials104 48,762,098 160,469,132
Process Systems: Components and Integration112 73,928,950 191,292,651
Programming Languages and Compilers68 21,032,673 61,982,981
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems85 179,312,286 197,260,264
Quantum Fluids and Solids15 5,564,820 12,803,822
Quantum Optics and Information91 37,825,600 110,430,830
Resource Efficiency17 7,368,373 33,455,747
RF & Microwave Devices61 19,436,894 55,198,872
RF & MW Communications62 20,587,577 57,248,326
Robotics82 41,196,645 109,378,688
Sensors and Instrumentation88 31,977,463 105,876,592
Software Engineering81 29,331,175 80,049,062
Solar Technology54 32,787,329 48,176,023
Speech Technology5 1,042,377 1,859,214
Spintronics48 20,878,452 52,568,401
Statistics and Applied Probability83 69,967,614 155,219,475
Structural Engineering59 55,538,702 116,767,242
Superconductivity41 13,849,595 57,333,650
Surface Science34 9,644,648 37,114,088
Synthetic Biology44 47,187,321 80,005,681
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry37 18,530,609 48,499,929
Synthetic Organic Chemistry64 36,941,199 79,939,191
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry44 19,719,949 58,611,374
Theoretical computer science111 33,319,885 98,873,928
Verification and Correctness87 17,800,810 65,460,406
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses27 6,023,033 19,098,887
Water Engineering57 46,627,319 85,955,148
Whole Energy Systems34 37,210,685 64,947,108
Wind Power34 31,380,229 43,651,098