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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 14,177,320
Aerodynamics92 79,628,037
Ageing: chemistry/biochemistry1 489,366
Agricultural systems2 1,489,932
Algebra & Geometry106 79,392,132
Analytical Science104 153,264,582
Animal & human physiology1 460,716
Animal behaviour1 506,361
Animal organisms1 1,581,410
Artificial Intelligence174 301,270,040
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 931,604
Asymmetric Chemistry19 23,976,537
Atoms & Ions18 12,159,707
Behavioural & experimental eco4 3,969,267
Biochemical engineering7 19,087,471
Biochemistry & physiology1 1,541,002
Bioelectronic Devices7 12,138,989
Bioenergy26 19,216,262
Bioinformatics14 20,554,848
Biological & Medicinal Chem.38 38,652,020
Biological membranes3 1,386,306
Biomaterials86 100,966,374
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation46 69,416,666
Biomedical neuroscience6 7,744,176
Biomedical sciences6 2,214,040
Bionanoscience5 4,375,230
Biophysics78 61,174,376
Bioprocess Engineering22 35,561,835
Building Ops & Management34 49,905,201
Carbon Capture & Storage23 24,435,043
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis98 104,626,715
Catalysis & enzymology3 972,367
Cells1 1,520,745
Chemical Biology46 45,966,045
Chemical Structure41 41,362,445
Chemical Synthetic Methodology82 95,234,311
Civil Engineering Materials27 42,899,673
Climate & Climate Change2 433,471
Coastal & Waterway Engineering51 48,223,978
Cognitive Psychology5 3,061,064
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT2 1,056,088
Cold Atomic Species27 31,640,264
Combustion24 8,819,619
Complex fluids & soft solids62 54,496,300
Complexity Science24 48,607,047
Comput./Corpus Linguistics10 5,934,003
Computational Linguistics6 2,163,022
Computer Graphics & Visual.31 57,544,989
Computer Sys. & Architecture38 69,837,443
Condensed Matter Physics97 90,063,557
Conservation Of Art & Textiles2 674,909
Construction Ops & Management9 14,010,055
Continuum Mechanics85 88,223,346
Control Engineering45 52,936,449
Co-ordination Chemistry32 26,245,533
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology8 6,780,665
Data Handling & Storage1 742,513
Design & Testing Technology51 71,237,461
Design Engineering55 71,700,982
Design of Process systems54 112,973,093
Design Processes7 10,819,213
Development (Biosciences)8 3,417,201
Digital Art & Design1 5,973,032
Digital Signal Processing64 78,861,566
Displays2 5,415,534
Drug Formulation & Delivery39 76,470,780
Earth & environmental1 1,581,410
Earth Engineering1 1,000,951
Earth Resources1 297,621
Economics2 1,424,429
Electric Motor & Drive Systems20 22,073,732
Electrochemical Science & Eng.23 21,279,737
Electromagnetics5 2,049,930
Electronic Devices & Subsys.65 107,141,914
Elements of Education1 1,467,376
Energy - Conventional16 12,048,133
Energy - Marine & Hydropower20 25,611,499
Energy - Nuclear86 79,725,314
Energy Efficiency98 195,882,187
Energy Storage80 144,976,133
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology32 57,202,120
Environment & Health2 2,144,241
Environmental biotechnology2 1,112,794
Environmental economics1 5,560
Environmental Informatics1 1,118,619
Evolution & populations1 1,190,209
Financial economics2 1,653,270
Fluid Dynamics97 64,611,904
Food processing5 8,020,476
Food structure/composition4 6,107,831
Fuel Cell Technologies28 39,550,420
Fundamentals of Computing152 170,669,652
Fusion16 13,539,219
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions34 50,977,080
Genomics1 3,552,382
Governance2 1,097,691
Ground Engineering41 41,219,137
Heat & Mass Transfer31 42,111,424
High Performance Computing11 20,081,294
Human Communication in ICT22 19,664,036
Human-Computer Interactions153 233,455,361
ICT and education3 982,155
Image & Vision Computing74 133,730,726
Industrial-Org/Occupational3 4,164,268
Information & Knowledge Mgmt161 242,862,642
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.83 88,691,523
Intelligent & Expert Systems3 1,859,307
International Law1 1,975,496
International Relations Theory1 3,489,711
Knowledge Management1 662,804
Lasers & Optics32 42,259,000
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions41 54,136,294
Logic & Combinatorics39 31,994,310
Macroeconomics1 4,000,602
Macro-molecular delivery6 28,743,628
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena58 58,791,883
Management & Business Studies3 2,007,972
Manufact. Business Strategy6 19,886,002
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt86 188,232,613
Manufacturing Machine & Plant248 367,046,977
Marketing2 1,015,702
Materials Characterisation317 385,962,647
Materials Processing112 181,442,723
Materials Synthesis & Growth262 345,557,106
Materials testing & eng.57 107,214,839
Mathematical & Statistic Psych2 1,181,449
Mathematical Analysis84 59,147,235
Mathematical Aspects of OR22 42,224,676
Mathematical Physics38 33,161,565
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.1 579,374
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.222 285,520,827
Med.Instrument.Device&Equip.16 4,284,822
Media & Communication Studies2 6,838,320
Medical Imaging67 95,834,400
Medical science & disease12 21,537,411
Microbiology1 404,819
Microsystems46 65,073,239
Mobile Computing56 71,285,324
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.5 10,667,537
Multimedia3 8,134,212
Multiphase Flow24 21,026,879
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology13 20,633,740
Networks & Distributed Systems127 171,322,676
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms4 6,049,669
New Media/Web-Based Studies1 5,996,356
Non-linear Systems Mathematics48 67,288,051
Novel industrial products1 321,432
Numerical Analysis65 70,267,909
Oil & Gas Extraction1 373,234
Optical Communications28 50,630,418
Optical Devices & Subsystems45 99,278,706
Optical Phenomena13 10,170,257
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits81 117,175,898
Organisational Studies3 4,636,807
Parallel Computing8 14,853,604
Particle Technology45 63,681,046
Pavement Engineering2 1,209,776
Physical Organic Chemistry29 17,305,711
Plant physiology1 1,190,209
Plant responses to environment1 1,190,209
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion29 36,059,442
Plasmas - Technological11 17,360,731
Political Geography2 7,455,498
Pollution1 6,531,178
Population Ecology1 6,531,178
Power Electronics10 9,578,276
Power Sys Man, Prot & Control2 284,943
Power Systems Plant1 1,944,441
Product Design1 5,973,032
Properties Of Earth Materials1 7,889,144
Protein chemistry9 20,587,486
Protein engineering2 7,984,023
Protein folding / misfolding3 1,213,993
Psychology15 8,604,555
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids13 14,058,283
Quantum Optics & Information87 108,228,718
Reactor Engineering16 21,903,660
Recreation/Tourism Geography1 953,078
Regional & Extreme Weather8 3,628,916
RF & Microwave Technology89 77,781,718
Rheology9 8,850,621
Robotics & Autonomy109 186,129,455
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 4,650,283
Scattering & Spectroscopy6 4,824,077
Science and Technology Studies1 1,485,560
Science-Based Archaeology1 467,165
Separation Processes17 13,584,216
Social Anthropology3 7,539,880
Social Policy3 1,939,656
Social Psychology8 5,893,665
Social Theory1 775,542
Socio Legal Studies3 2,135,698
Sociology3 1,340,911
Software Engineering99 94,505,317
Soil science6 3,412,588
Solar Technology66 56,545,530
Statistics & Appl. Probability90 180,336,545
Structural biology12 21,547,345
Structural Engineering58 83,822,797
Surfaces & Interfaces26 22,315,681
Survey & Monitoring3 3,531,532
Sustainable Energy Networks46 75,085,197
Sustainable Energy Vectors21 38,688,896
Synthetic biology40 50,300,540
System on Chip1 1,212,276
Systems neuroscience1 100,803
Theoretical biology2 9,757,151
Tissue Engineering52 58,193,161
Tools for the biosciences7 5,412,534
Transport Ops & Management28 34,894,890
Underwater Engineering3 7,271,032
Urban & Land Management57 69,167,268
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.20 17,526,868
VLSI Design3 6,402,081
Waste Management8 6,487,679
Waste Minimisation7 9,030,052
Water Engineering72 123,348,703
Water Quality1 4,889,812
Wind Power25 38,946,360