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EPSRC Support By Socio-economic Theme

EPSRC classifies the research it supports by socio-economic theme. This taxonomy has been used to classify all grants current on 1st January 2003 or received after this date.

Please note that the assignment of a theme to a grant indicates that the theme may apply in whole or in part to the research activity of that grant. This means that the values of grants within a classification should not be totalled to find the total investment in that area or to compare investment between areas of research. The value shown for each grant is always the total awarded, not the proportion attributed to the individual socio-economic theme.
Socio-economic ThemeNumber of GrantsValue (£)
Big Data Analytics34 92,257,731
Climate Change39 68,812,042
CO2Chem GC4 1,743,765
Crime Prevention and Personal Security75 78,725,047
Cross-Disciplinarity and Co-Creation23 51,900,579
Cross-ICT: MACDES16 14,869,569
Cross-ICT: New and Emerging10 32,590,929
Cross-ICT: Photonics for Future Systems21 18,250,689
Cross-ICT: TI361 54,155,631
Cross-ICT: Working Together75 71,795,537
Culture22 59,553,804
Data-Enabled Decision Making5 12,645,916
Defence98 162,508,616
Dial A Molecule GC38 42,853,655
Digital Economy153 221,277,041
Directed Assembly GC28 26,119,319
Energy648 940,582,458
Eng GC - Atoms to applications16 220,812,622
Eng GC - Cities30 109,257,989
Eng GC - Risk and resilience38 36,862,840
Eng GC - Water31 51,060,340
Forensics9 11,165,195
Future Intelligent Technologies18 39,928,211
Health592 788,363,457
Healthcare GC - Developing Future Therapies142 220,322,691
Healthcare GC - Frontiers of Physical Intervention105 131,948,431
Healthcare GC - Optimising Treatment234 294,171,394
Healthcare GC - Transforming Community Health and Care49 108,352,685
International Development11 16,699,998
Leisure8 20,124,704
Manufacturing Research424 859,800,561
Mobility23 40,151,603
Nanotechnology83 106,854,507
New and Emerging Areas7 36,844,591
No relevance to Socio-economic Themes1,059 859,008,706
People at the Heart of ICT9 6,548,005
Physics GC - Far from Equilibrium58 53,984,830
Physics GC - Nanoscale Design55 257,801,447
Physics GC - Physics of Life38 28,889,168
Physics GC - Quantum Technologies102 114,161,087
Safe and Secure ICT16 26,842,650
Sustainability168 259,703,819
Systems Chemistry GC1 580,471
Transport4 61,612,145
Urban Living33 32,474,450
Wealth17 50,814,987

The grant value may include the cost of access to facilities (these funds are not awarded to the grant holding organisation).