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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 (£)
Algebra59 12,305,703 45,197,049
Analytical Science111 60,052,900 143,487,906
Antihydrogen12 8,419,402 8,698,374
Architecture and Operating Systems57 19,218,837 91,506,508
Artificial Intelligence Technologies161 86,115,366 287,240,486
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics55 34,586,455 75,967,703
Bioenergy23 10,984,064 18,380,784
Biological Informatics27 8,988,734 37,429,664
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering97 55,568,100 156,822,991
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics116 32,712,200 93,605,950
Built Environment38 21,109,325 46,869,194
Carbon Capture and Storage20 16,758,833 20,840,110
Catalysis119 59,420,216 136,532,381
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry88 33,598,702 90,641,520
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms65 21,424,665 79,390,548
Chemical Structure19 5,628,031 20,983,778
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)163 99,533,719 211,626,905
Coastal and Waterway Engineering45 18,712,476 43,781,374
Cold Atoms and Molecules31 14,799,315 34,087,924
Combustion Engineering31 8,344,674 14,085,994
Complex Fluids & Rheology43 19,807,463 54,763,684
Complexity Science30 21,454,141 57,314,983
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry88 27,096,188 82,955,161
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure107 30,802,790 96,726,691
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials76 29,007,469 106,803,340
Continuum Mechanics41 12,946,521 48,054,414
Control Engineering51 14,882,932 60,773,726
Databases18 9,630,567 31,143,257
Digital Signal Processing68 23,999,939 81,703,168
Displays4 1,872,280 11,592,627
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics25 14,657,168 27,032,615
Electrochemical Sciences21 6,621,239 26,482,265
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)79 63,792,055 95,697,388
Energy Networks40 37,008,308 58,063,615
Energy Storage69 106,816,690 127,327,065
Engineering Design78 41,424,629 107,117,757
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics142 71,008,062 102,581,123
Fossil fuel power generation10 2,768,851 6,825,735
Fuel Cell Technology21 13,635,158 27,686,597
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics135 54,180,199 163,977,490
Geometry & Topology72 19,966,503 57,454,267
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology55 29,935,528 110,003,398
Graphics and Visualisation32 13,413,703 46,224,875
Ground Engineering37 50,384,112 95,601,056
Human Communication in ICT16 3,311,275 15,206,599
Human-Computer Interaction150 66,870,068 219,147,688
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors16 8,082,899 15,853,954
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems121 47,404,987 158,696,557
Image and Vision Computing67 35,171,798 132,287,772
Information Systems161 77,350,620 239,705,891
Infrastructure and urban systems74 69,041,763 166,620,453
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena59 20,186,236 75,806,120
Logic and Combinatorics36 7,064,058 29,916,340
Manufacturing Technologies286 210,688,404 476,433,085
Marine Wave and Tidal21 15,419,869 26,098,739
Materials Engineering - Ceramics21 9,891,271 57,586,486
Materials Engineering - Composites63 31,847,950 93,968,718
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys71 62,234,797 135,039,845
Materials For Energy Applications114 57,275,921 168,055,561
Mathematical Analysis83 29,664,745 59,534,949
Mathematical biology39 20,024,738 59,425,546
Mathematical Physics37 7,213,046 32,821,074
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)145 106,172,712 176,055,917
Microelectronics Design35 18,478,692 58,050,888
Microelectronics Device Technology53 29,975,136 87,428,531
Microsystems45 14,059,360 63,006,553
Music and Acoustic Technology13 8,527,259 20,633,740
Natural Language Processing21 6,098,876 18,141,350
Non-Linear Systems34 11,735,833 51,700,324
Nuclear Fission78 62,658,377 69,867,287
Number Theory27 13,053,202 35,040,108
Numerical Analysis57 17,386,352 65,265,501
Operational research69 33,262,088 150,036,033
Optical Communications33 19,436,291 61,265,828
Optical Devices and Subsystems40 35,105,671 104,291,622
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits88 51,836,079 138,350,840
Particle Technology33 20,325,189 54,050,712
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems83 61,590,130 113,262,063
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing79 19,606,093 83,241,170
Photonic materials123 76,982,866 191,616,156
Plasma and Lasers71 44,190,903 64,283,561
Polymer Materials96 44,773,596 161,522,167
Process Systems: Components and Integration102 68,800,075 193,350,550
Programming Languages and Compilers71 22,863,332 67,821,233
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems124 189,933,619 212,989,792
Quantum Fluids and Solids14 5,748,477 13,950,099
Quantum Optics and Information95 37,767,579 104,470,215
Resource Efficiency15 7,038,201 28,657,435
RF & Microwave Devices62 22,470,776 51,232,619
RF & MW Communications56 19,566,035 52,813,433
Robotics92 68,642,002 175,566,667
Sensors and Instrumentation90 36,725,042 126,375,035
Software Engineering87 31,213,877 88,298,241
Solar Technology51 31,114,561 48,008,143
Speech Technology7 2,660,987 4,469,261
Spintronics38 15,934,482 46,061,193
Statistics and Applied Probability76 68,360,505 153,010,733
Structural Engineering51 54,119,087 116,840,120
Superconductivity40 13,787,350 69,007,996
Surface Science30 9,511,356 33,840,870
Synthetic Biology46 40,986,482 76,571,733
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry36 14,662,888 37,060,319
Synthetic Organic Chemistry67 32,247,750 76,571,425
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry51 24,389,482 68,379,865
Theoretical computer science97 31,113,675 93,050,769
Verification and Correctness82 23,978,213 92,349,619
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses22 5,548,601 17,695,477
Water Engineering53 46,935,442 91,740,156
Whole Energy Systems25 32,928,030 42,968,637
Wind Power24 25,424,839 37,437,872