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EPSRC Support By Research Topic
A classification scheme has been developed by the Research Councils which covers all of their remits. The complete list of research topics is shown, but there will be topics that are outside EPSRC's remit. To navigate through the 400 research topics, you can use the initial filter.

We classify grants using one or more research topics. Value is the total value of the grants awarded, not the proportion assigned to different research topics, so it does not show the level of investment in different research areas.

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Research TopicNumber of GrantsValue (£)
Accelerator R&D1 1,927,885
Acoustics24 17,734,102
Aerodynamics84 72,696,184
Ageing: chemistry/biochemistry1 475,926
Agricultural systems2 1,489,932
Algebra & Geometry106 64,033,703
Analytical Science104 152,039,861
Animal behaviour1 506,361
Animal organisms1 1,581,410
Applied Arts HTP1 6,358,107
Artificial Intelligence147 245,101,188
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 931,604
Asymmetric Chemistry15 21,874,065
Atoms & Ions14 9,482,190
Behavioural & experimental eco3 2,922,065
Biochemical engineering6 18,986,494
Bioelectronic Devices5 22,042,473
Bioenergy38 30,975,259
Bioinformatics16 54,465,122
Biological & Medicinal Chem.42 52,897,336
Biological membranes1 100,328
Biomaterials77 114,551,908
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation46 67,039,441
Biomedical neuroscience14 25,976,732
Biomedical sciences3 470,456
Bionanoscience1 1,999,639
Biophysics60 42,549,202
Bioprocess Engineering24 37,357,021
Building Ops & Management37 73,904,208
Carbohydrate Chemistry2 1,020,862
Carbon Capture & Storage35 40,471,509
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis113 122,164,800
Catalysis & enzymology3 830,847
Cells1 4,691,124
Chemical Biology43 67,997,915
Chemical Structure55 52,058,892
Chemical Synthetic Methodology71 105,331,085
Civil Engineering Materials32 30,855,118
Climate & Climate Change3 1,848,807
Coal Technology1 6,550,555
Coastal & Waterway Engineering61 48,610,512
Cognitive Psychology6 3,269,164
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT6 7,556,950
Cold Atomic Species22 35,605,003
Combustion31 23,064,892
Complex fluids & soft solids56 59,251,266
Complexity Science35 73,759,953
Composition1 5,971,211
Comput./Corpus Linguistics12 6,777,973
Computational Linguistics3 541,994
Computer Graphics & Visual.36 71,960,530
Computer Sys. & Architecture49 60,353,338
Condensed Matter Physics90 104,689,456
Conservation Of Art & Textiles2 674,909
Construction Ops & Management14 21,775,368
Continuum Mechanics68 61,172,835
Control Engineering52 67,087,088
Co-ordination Chemistry36 28,844,739
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology9 5,860,479
Data Handling & Storage1 742,513
Design & Testing Technology39 59,409,108
Design Engineering40 52,377,999
Design of Process systems57 100,248,028
Design Processes15 22,694,988
Development (Biosciences)5 2,281,081
Development Geography1 241,076
Developmental Psychology1 559,077
Digital Art & Design4 18,469,869
Digital Arts HTP2 12,062,042
Digital Signal Processing57 73,247,894
Displays3 12,605,199
Drug Formulation & Delivery34 58,854,113
Earth & environmental1 1,581,410
Earth Engineering1 1,000,951
Economics3 8,941,166
Electric Motor & Drive Systems13 11,301,935
Electrochemical Science & Eng.26 30,181,939
Electromagnetics2 1,087,735
Electronic Devices & Subsys.71 131,813,822
Energy - Conventional22 38,868,596
Energy - Marine & Hydropower29 23,597,051
Energy - Nuclear89 86,457,941
Energy Efficiency118 221,630,583
Energy Storage75 81,377,023
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology34 37,613,346
Environment & Health4 2,712,700
Environmental biotechnology2 1,112,794
Environmental economics1 5,061
Environmental Informatics1 1,118,619
Environmental Planning1 3,567,862
Evolution & populations1 1,190,209
Financial economics1 606,068
Fluid Dynamics84 56,498,735
Food processing6 8,167,679
Food structure/composition3 5,141,921
Fuel Cell Technologies34 46,182,396
Fundamentals of Computing166 136,431,297
Fusion17 9,795,248
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions34 44,787,024
Genomics4 20,469,022
Geohazards1 253,758
Governance2 1,097,691
Ground Engineering46 43,905,690
Heat & Mass Transfer30 40,175,458
High Performance Computing14 9,310,891
Human Communication in ICT27 20,942,815
Human Geography (General)1 3,567,862
Human-Computer Interactions172 219,203,568
Image & Vision Computing67 118,509,698
Industrial-Org/Occupational3 4,195,754
Information & Knowledge Mgmt157 226,293,466
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.78 88,013,979
Intelligent & Expert Systems5 9,297,778
Intelligent Measurement Sys.1 4,956,495
International Law1 1,975,496
International Relations Theory1 3,489,111
Knowledge Management2 1,056,671
Land - Ocean Interactions1 1,415,336
Lasers & Optics34 47,652,193
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions33 50,743,995
Logic & Combinatorics38 23,004,761
Macroeconomics1 4,000,602
Macro-molecular delivery3 11,502,994
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena69 69,937,331
Management & Business Studies6 14,023,612
Manufact. Business Strategy9 10,912,018
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt72 154,126,828
Manufacturing Machine & Plant233 357,363,635
Marketing2 1,015,702
Materials Characterisation311 414,130,381
Materials Processing110 222,496,703
Materials Synthesis & Growth296 376,449,066
Materials testing & eng.59 119,048,634
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 100,803
Mathematical Analysis82 55,534,387
Mathematical Aspects of OR29 37,259,976
Mathematical Physics36 26,259,237
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.3 1,544,241
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.209 261,458,466
Med.Instrument.Device&Equip.14 2,112,775
Media & Communication Studies3 12,542,256
Medical Imaging53 84,273,089
Medical science & disease29 55,796,395
Microbiology1 404,819
Microeconomic theory2 842,950
Microsystems38 66,915,463
Mobile Computing55 77,614,498
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.10 16,473,738
Multimedia10 33,271,469
Multiphase Flow24 24,533,559
Music & Acoustic Technology14 27,601,649
Musical Performance1 5,971,211
Networks & Distributed Systems141 178,502,314
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms7 17,872,566
New Media/Web-Based Studies4 25,232,837
Non-linear Systems Mathematics52 74,726,684
Novel industrial products1 7,174,439
Numerical Analysis66 69,987,326
Oil & Gas Extraction1 985,943
Optical Communications27 62,794,456
Optical Devices & Subsystems60 114,435,520
Optical Phenomena17 21,826,211
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits66 128,744,841
Organisational Studies4 5,199,043
Parallel Computing8 13,380,029
Particle Technology42 53,940,090
Pavement Engineering4 12,002,988
Physical Organic Chemistry27 19,232,810
Plant physiology1 1,190,209
Plant responses to environment1 1,190,209
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion43 35,087,443
Plasmas - Technological8 11,332,931
Political Geography2 7,455,498
Pollution1 6,531,178
Population Ecology3 16,690,971
Power Electronics4 2,818,556
Power Sys Man, Prot & Control5 1,691,675
Power Systems Plant2 3,941,441
Product Design1 5,969,321
Protein chemistry3 1,594,798
Protein engineering1 1,015,843
Protein folding / misfolding3 1,213,993
Psychology11 11,750,750
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids14 13,716,486
Quantum Optics & Information89 114,944,610
Reactor Engineering20 26,956,111
Recreation/Tourism Geography1 953,078
Regional & Extreme Weather8 3,628,916
Research approaches1 691,643
RF & Microwave Technology95 81,723,404
Rheology11 5,675,869
Robotics & Autonomy114 129,434,575
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 4,650,283
Scattering & Spectroscopy2 1,331,333
Science & Technology Studies1 2,667,741
Science and Technology Studies1 1,485,560
Separation Processes21 19,555,822
Social Anthropology3 7,652,878
Social Policy3 1,939,656
Social Psychology6 4,257,661
Social Theory1 775,542
Socio Legal Studies3 2,135,698
Sociology3 4,659,217
Software Engineering98 98,470,948
Soil science6 2,458,999
Solar Technology63 49,898,654
Statistics & Appl. Probability101 188,386,322
Structural biology3 624,515
Structural Engineering55 81,014,564
Surfaces & Interfaces27 25,005,595
Survey & Monitoring5 3,858,093
Sustainable Energy Networks63 102,634,308
Sustainable Energy Vectors29 51,933,271
Synthetic biology36 55,373,595
System on Chip3 8,226,226
Systems neuroscience1 100,803
Theoretical biology6 30,150,515
Time-Based Media HTP1 6,358,107
Tissue Engineering54 83,666,667
Tools for the biosciences6 5,311,455
Transport Ops & Management35 56,207,699
Underwater Engineering7 7,584,113
Urban & Land Management58 81,290,198
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.26 22,981,778
VLSI Design3 6,402,081
Waste Management9 12,834,799
Waste Minimisation5 7,206,412
Water Engineering85 121,065,643
Wind Power24 32,249,186