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EPSRC Support By Theme

Capability Themes
EPSRC’s support for excellent, long-term disciplinary and multidisciplinary research, in engineering and the physical sciences.

Please Note: Challenge theme funding that is delivered by the Capability themes is excluded from the table below.

National Capability ThemeNumber of GrantsProportional Value (£)
Engineering637 504,412,268
Information and Communication Technologies531 409,090,454
Mathematical Sciences306 173,223,616
Physical Sciences815 667,850,904
Research Infrastructure282 246,963,338

Total Number of Grants: 2,571
Total Value of Grants: £2,001,540,580

Challenge Themes
EPSRC’s support for research to help solve some of the most serious global, economic and societal challenges facing the UK.

The grants values listed below include Challenge theme funding that is delivered by the Capability themes.

Challenge ThemeNumber of GrantsProportional Value (£)
Digital Economy116 151,530,602
Energy422 448,794,797
Global Uncertainties56 44,886,587
Healthcare Technologies379 410,170,404
Living with Environmental Change32 30,001,797
Manufacturing the Future334 455,108,383

Total Number of Grants: 1,339
Total Value of Grants: £1,540,492,570

Non Theme Specific Funding
Some types of funding (large training awards such as the Doctoral Training Accounts or Institutional type awards) cannot be easily and immediately (at the time of award) attributed to individual Capability or Challenge themes. However, to allow a fuller comparison of the funding portfolio by theme, the value and number of such awards, are reported in this table. Where possible, the funding listed in this table will be attributed to individual Capability and Challenge themes in due course.

Non Theme SpecificNumber of GrantsValue (£)
356 484,685,584