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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 14,961,386
Aerodynamics85 73,138,019
Ageing: chemistry/biochemistry1 489,366
Agricultural systems2 1,489,932
Algebra & Geometry120 70,744,656
Analytical Science116 168,279,767
Animal & human physiology1 460,716
Animal behaviour1 506,361
Animal organisms1 1,581,410
Applied Arts HTP1 6,358,107
Artificial Intelligence167 287,428,012
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 931,604
Asymmetric Chemistry19 23,477,901
Atoms & Ions17 10,889,852
Behavioural & experimental eco3 2,922,065
Biochemical engineering7 19,087,471
Biochemistry & physiology1 1,541,002
Bioelectronic Devices7 23,585,563
Bioenergy41 30,477,673
Bioinformatics17 55,336,119
Biological & Medicinal Chem.51 57,476,718
Biological membranes2 480,019
Biomaterials92 122,425,493
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation49 71,351,872
Biomedical neuroscience12 25,147,506
Biomedical sciences5 2,104,060
Bionanoscience1 1,999,639
Biophysics69 59,458,726
Bioprocess Engineering25 37,286,232
Building Ops & Management44 74,604,411
Carbohydrate Chemistry1 100,802
Carbon Capture & Storage35 40,915,813
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis128 127,717,263
Catalysis & enzymology3 972,367
Cells2 6,212,202
Chemical Biology46 68,027,573
Chemical Structure56 50,035,084
Chemical Synthetic Methodology90 124,534,496
Civil Engineering Materials40 49,712,154
Climate & Climate Change3 1,848,807
Coal Technology1 6,550,555
Coastal & Waterway Engineering65 52,568,568
Cognitive Psychology6 3,269,164
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT3 5,838,996
Cold Atomic Species25 36,800,193
Combustion30 22,547,717
Complex fluids & soft solids61 63,081,053
Complexity Science36 74,011,808
Composition1 5,971,211
Comput./Corpus Linguistics12 6,777,973
Computational Linguistics4 642,691
Computer Graphics & Visual.39 83,398,560
Computer Sys. & Architecture47 74,167,463
Condensed Matter Physics97 111,583,477
Conservation Of Art & Textiles2 674,909
Construction Ops & Management14 21,775,663
Continuum Mechanics87 79,859,508
Control Engineering61 67,995,812
Co-ordination Chemistry43 32,171,623
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology7 5,800,069
Data Handling & Storage1 742,513
Design & Testing Technology43 61,714,751
Design Engineering54 74,597,136
Design of Process systems60 114,620,204
Design Processes14 20,835,008
Development (Biosciences)9 4,672,210
Development Geography1 241,076
Developmental Psychology1 559,077
Digital Art & Design3 18,035,074
Digital Arts HTP2 12,062,042
Digital Signal Processing69 80,834,387
Displays3 12,605,559
Drug Formulation & Delivery40 72,305,964
Earth & environmental1 1,581,410
Earth Engineering1 1,000,951
Economics3 8,941,166
Electric Motor & Drive Systems21 25,752,684
Electrochemical Science & Eng.32 34,730,708
Electromagnetics5 2,124,975
Electronic Devices & Subsys.75 135,151,428
Elements of Education1 1,467,376
Energy - Conventional23 38,876,917
Energy - Marine & Hydropower32 28,371,077
Energy - Nuclear108 100,996,673
Energy Efficiency123 230,117,508
Energy Storage92 101,457,826
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology43 61,907,461
Environment & Health3 2,676,676
Environmental biotechnology2 1,112,794
Environmental economics1 5,560
Environmental Informatics1 1,118,619
Environmental Planning1 3,567,862
Evolution & populations1 1,190,209
Financial economics1 606,068
Fluid Dynamics102 66,946,225
Food processing6 8,167,679
Food structure/composition3 5,141,921
Fuel Cell Technologies37 55,239,136
Fundamentals of Computing177 176,953,382
Fusion18 194,385,248
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions39 57,230,405
Genomics4 20,470,467
Geohazards1 253,758
Governance2 1,097,691
Ground Engineering47 47,107,663
Heat & Mass Transfer33 46,931,979
High Performance Computing14 9,230,991
Human Communication in ICT28 21,952,819
Human Geography (General)1 3,567,862
Human-Computer Interactions173 263,104,120
Image & Vision Computing77 147,134,430
Industrial-Org/Occupational3 4,195,754
Information & Knowledge Mgmt162 247,160,377
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.97 108,295,212
Intelligent & Expert Systems5 9,297,778
Intelligent Measurement Sys.1 4,956,495
International Law1 1,975,496
International Relations Theory1 3,489,711
Knowledge Management2 1,056,671
Land - Ocean Interactions1 1,415,336
Lasers & Optics37 55,253,077
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions38 58,778,537
Logic & Combinatorics41 26,275,239
Macroeconomics1 4,000,602
Macro-molecular delivery4 21,450,564
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena70 70,925,915
Management & Business Studies6 14,023,612
Manufact. Business Strategy11 15,534,401
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt83 182,856,317
Manufacturing Machine & Plant264 379,474,872
Marketing2 1,015,702
Materials Characterisation350 443,873,711
Materials Processing130 237,039,693
Materials Synthesis & Growth315 394,454,663
Materials testing & eng.74 131,216,948
Mathematical & Statistic Psych2 1,181,449
Mathematical Analysis101 64,518,612
Mathematical Aspects of OR32 40,294,977
Mathematical Physics43 31,914,336
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.3 1,544,241
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.236 281,862,509
Med.Instrument.Device&Equip.17 4,723,429
Media & Communication Studies3 12,542,256
Medical Imaging64 91,445,439
Medical science & disease28 56,437,649
Microbiology1 404,819
Microeconomic theory2 842,950
Microsystems47 74,102,289
Mobile Computing56 78,705,252
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.8 13,179,768
Multimedia10 33,271,469
Multiphase Flow27 26,023,647
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology16 28,130,342
Musical Performance1 5,971,211
Networks & Distributed Systems145 186,242,744
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms6 17,342,712
New Media/Web-Based Studies4 25,232,837
Non-linear Systems Mathematics58 74,838,839
Novel industrial products1 7,174,439
Numerical Analysis78 78,073,269
Oil & Gas Extraction2 2,642,452
Operations Management1 11,792
Optical Communications32 65,143,903
Optical Devices & Subsystems61 115,460,630
Optical Phenomena17 22,823,143
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits75 133,375,407
Organisational Studies4 5,199,043
Parallel Computing8 13,380,745
Particle Technology47 58,123,932
Pavement Engineering4 12,003,283
Physical Organic Chemistry32 20,113,919
Plant physiology1 1,190,209
Plant responses to environment1 1,190,209
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion41 35,246,443
Plasmas - Technological10 13,189,541
Political Geography2 7,455,498
Pollution1 6,531,178
Population Ecology3 16,692,748
Power Electronics10 11,256,959
Power Sys Man, Prot & Control6 4,846,207
Power Systems Plant2 3,941,441
Product Design1 5,973,032
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 & Information91 118,163,898
Reactor Engineering20 26,906,302
Recreation/Tourism Geography1 953,078
Regional & Extreme Weather8 3,628,916
Research approaches1 691,643
RF & Microwave Technology99 87,904,144
Rheology11 8,675,985
Robotics & Autonomy129 187,488,702
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 4,650,283
Scattering & Spectroscopy5 3,593,192
Science & Technology Studies1 2,667,741
Science and Technology Studies1 1,485,560
Separation Processes23 19,882,980
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 Engineering111 106,998,516
Soil science6 2,458,999
Solar Technology79 69,696,216
Statistics & Appl. Probability114 211,211,633
Structural biology3 624,515
Structural Engineering65 84,953,014
Surfaces & Interfaces32 33,602,109
Survey & Monitoring5 3,858,093
Sustainable Energy Networks69 104,406,433
Sustainable Energy Vectors28 51,885,213
Synthetic biology41 56,541,116
System on Chip3 8,226,226
Systems neuroscience1 100,803
Theoretical biology6 30,156,910
Time-Based Media HTP1 6,358,107
Tissue Engineering64 90,366,029
Tools for the biosciences7 5,412,534
Transport Ops & Management30 56,359,212
Underwater Engineering7 7,584,113
Urban & Land Management67 88,032,106
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.26 23,099,526
VLSI Design3 6,402,081
Waste Management9 12,835,094
Waste Minimisation5 7,206,412
Water Engineering93 138,996,603
Water Quality1 4,889,812
Wind Power34 44,587,007