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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 Analytics13 51,955,474
Climate Change53 107,297,647
CO2Chem GC6 1,483,608
Crime Prevention and Personal Security78 89,974,672
Cross-ICT: MACDES18 15,147,946
Cross-ICT: New and Emerging9 24,857,889
Cross-ICT: Photonics for Future Systems17 16,623,975
Cross-ICT: TI370 52,965,587
Cross-ICT: Working Together80 70,650,755
Culture22 64,857,093
Defence97 155,652,178
Dial A Molecule GC28 32,341,998
Digital Economy165 256,158,345
Directed Assembly GC20 15,026,226
Energy733 1,074,018,525
Eng GC - Atoms to applications11 140,910,881
Eng GC - Cities18 45,370,630
Eng GC - Risk and resilience12 8,399,998
Eng GC - Water9 16,259,439
Forensics10 13,210,086
Health628 805,016,670
Healthcare GC - Developing Future Therapies125 247,995,102
Healthcare GC - Frontiers of Physical Intervention118 130,551,890
Healthcare GC - Optimising Treatment228 304,773,174
Healthcare GC - Transforming Community Health and Care45 94,147,378
International Development55 35,206,455
Leisure14 45,662,337
Manufacturing Research449 775,817,180
Mobility29 45,477,458
Nanotechnology101 146,104,075
No relevance to Socio-economic Themes1,038 836,811,527
Physics GC - Far from Equilibrium50 43,003,176
Physics GC - Nanoscale Design43 170,503,214
Physics GC - Physics of Life37 20,820,116
Physics GC - Quantum Technologies77 90,090,643
Sustainability203 313,995,538
Systems Chemistry GC1 580,471
Urban Living31 32,511,319
Wealth32 66,536,137

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