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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
Acoustics25 18,295,910
Aerodynamics79 71,325,713
Ageing: chemistry/biochemistry1 475,926
Agricultural systems2 1,489,932
Algebra & Geometry111 66,205,627
Analytical Science105 158,683,857
Animal behaviour1 506,361
Animal organisms1 1,581,410
Applied Arts HTP1 6,358,107
Artificial Intelligence139 243,348,437
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 931,604
Asymmetric Chemistry16 22,911,152
Atoms & Ions16 10,630,192
Behavioural & experimental eco2 2,462,924
Biochemical engineering7 19,087,471
Bioelectronic Devices7 23,584,118
Bioenergy38 26,505,304
Bioinformatics15 54,594,621
Biological & Medicinal Chem.44 54,651,484
Biological membranes2 480,019
Biomaterials83 115,897,078
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation44 66,568,768
Biomedical neuroscience14 25,976,732
Biomedical sciences3 940,959
Bionanoscience1 1,999,639
Biophysics64 52,204,772
Bioprocess Engineering24 37,357,021
Building Ops & Management39 74,106,025
Carbohydrate Chemistry1 100,802
Carbon Capture & Storage35 40,471,509
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis111 117,577,899
Catalysis & enzymology3 972,367
Cells1 4,691,124
Chemical Biology43 66,578,111
Chemical Structure53 50,459,965
Chemical Synthetic Methodology75 114,611,375
Civil Engineering Materials38 49,743,686
Climate & Climate Change3 1,848,807
Coal Technology1 6,550,555
Coastal & Waterway Engineering48 46,664,304
Cognitive Psychology6 3,269,164
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT5 7,118,444
Cold Atomic Species22 35,882,848
Combustion30 22,547,717
Complex fluids & soft solids57 59,591,244
Complexity Science35 73,759,953
Composition1 5,971,211
Comput./Corpus Linguistics12 6,777,973
Computational Linguistics3 541,994
Computer Graphics & Visual.36 71,604,396
Computer Sys. & Architecture42 59,689,207
Condensed Matter Physics94 109,172,573
Conservation Of Art & Textiles2 674,909
Construction Ops & Management14 21,775,368
Continuum Mechanics69 66,226,912
Control Engineering51 64,272,082
Co-ordination Chemistry38 29,768,192
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology7 5,800,069
Data Handling & Storage1 742,513
Design & Testing Technology40 60,056,115
Design Engineering49 63,304,949
Design of Process systems56 100,261,100
Design Processes14 20,835,008
Development (Biosciences)5 2,281,081
Development Geography1 241,076
Developmental Psychology1 559,077
Digital Art & Design3 18,031,364
Digital Arts HTP2 12,062,042
Digital Signal Processing60 74,802,452
Displays3 12,605,199
Drug Formulation & Delivery34 60,274,887
Earth & environmental1 1,581,410
Earth Engineering1 1,000,951
Economics3 8,941,166
Electric Motor & Drive Systems13 12,256,682
Electrochemical Science & Eng.29 31,970,957
Electromagnetics5 2,124,975
Electronic Devices & Subsys.71 133,286,453
Energy - Conventional23 38,876,423
Energy - Marine & Hydropower34 27,630,231
Energy - Nuclear89 86,388,303
Energy Efficiency117 224,818,074
Energy Storage72 81,153,785
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology38 49,931,325
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 Dynamics85 61,995,634
Food processing6 8,167,679
Food structure/composition3 5,141,921
Fuel Cell Technologies33 46,082,971
Fundamentals of Computing160 132,317,189
Fusion17 9,795,248
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions34 50,542,839
Genomics4 20,469,022
Geohazards1 253,758
Governance2 1,097,691
Ground Engineering42 42,652,674
Heat & Mass Transfer28 39,717,789
High Performance Computing13 8,821,286
Human Communication in ICT26 20,550,722
Human Geography (General)1 3,567,862
Human-Computer Interactions164 213,062,605
Image & Vision Computing66 118,987,767
Industrial-Org/Occupational3 4,195,754
Information & Knowledge Mgmt150 238,194,325
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.80 88,596,169
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 & Optics37 55,251,967
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions38 58,778,537
Logic & Combinatorics39 23,102,562
Macroeconomics1 4,000,602
Macro-molecular delivery3 11,502,994
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena69 70,895,738
Management & Business Studies6 14,023,612
Manufact. Business Strategy9 10,912,018
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt68 152,212,238
Manufacturing Machine & Plant233 363,685,893
Marketing2 1,015,702
Materials Characterisation316 423,277,257
Materials Processing110 229,143,906
Materials Synthesis & Growth294 377,982,684
Materials testing & eng.60 120,018,713
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 100,803
Mathematical Analysis87 57,791,284
Mathematical Aspects of OR28 36,650,108
Mathematical Physics36 26,764,100
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.3 1,544,241
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.222 266,539,155
Med.Instrument.Device&Equip.14 4,243,760
Media & Communication Studies3 12,542,256
Medical Imaging57 85,248,630
Medical science & disease30 56,954,504
Microbiology1 404,819
Microeconomic theory2 842,950
Microsystems40 72,612,610
Mobile Computing51 74,146,074
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.8 13,179,768
Multimedia10 33,271,469
Multiphase Flow24 24,533,559
Music & Acoustic Technology16 28,399,604
Musical Performance1 5,971,211
Networks & Distributed Systems138 181,181,401
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms7 17,872,566
New Media/Web-Based Studies4 25,232,837
Non-linear Systems Mathematics54 74,832,858
Novel industrial products1 7,174,439
Numerical Analysis71 71,537,525
Oil & Gas Extraction1 985,943
Operations Management1 11,792
Optical Communications30 63,683,587
Optical Devices & Subsystems59 114,422,696
Optical Phenomena17 22,823,143
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits71 131,050,542
Organisational Studies4 5,199,043
Parallel Computing8 13,380,029
Particle Technology42 53,940,090
Pavement Engineering4 12,002,988
Physical Organic Chemistry27 18,481,753
Plant physiology1 1,190,209
Plant responses to environment1 1,190,209
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion42 36,301,025
Plasmas - Technological10 13,189,541
Political Geography2 7,455,498
Pollution1 6,531,178
Population Ecology3 16,690,971
Power Electronics7 5,353,928
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
Psychology10 11,711,295
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids14 13,920,953
Quantum Optics & Information89 117,330,523
Reactor Engineering20 26,906,302
Recreation/Tourism Geography1 953,078
Regional & Extreme Weather8 3,628,916
Research approaches1 691,643
RF & Microwave Technology94 84,329,316
Rheology10 5,578,057
Robotics & Autonomy116 130,636,307
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 4,650,283
Scattering & Spectroscopy4 2,620,315
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 Engineering96 95,044,152
Soil science6 2,458,999
Solar Technology62 50,738,720
Statistics & Appl. Probability102 189,243,026
Structural biology3 624,515
Structural Engineering58 83,337,801
Surfaces & Interfaces28 25,881,246
Survey & Monitoring5 3,858,093
Sustainable Energy Networks65 103,166,419
Sustainable Energy Vectors29 51,933,271
Synthetic biology37 56,035,234
System on Chip3 8,226,226
Systems neuroscience1 100,803
Theoretical biology6 30,150,515
Time-Based Media HTP1 6,358,107
Tissue Engineering55 85,236,657
Tools for the biosciences7 5,412,534
Transport Ops & Management26 54,598,083
Underwater Engineering7 7,584,113
Urban & Land Management63 83,079,765
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.26 22,981,778
VLSI Design3 6,402,081
Waste Management9 12,834,799
Waste Minimisation5 7,206,412
Water Engineering86 121,817,588
Wind Power33 40,665,318