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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
Aerodynamics79 68,853,769
Ageing: chemistry/biochemistry1 475,926
Agricultural systems2 1,489,932
Algebra & Geometry109 64,558,009
Analytical Science108 152,132,301
Animal behaviour1 506,361
Animal organisms1 1,581,410
Applied Arts HTP1 6,358,107
Artificial Intelligence149 247,015,441
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 931,604
Asymmetric Chemistry15 21,874,065
Atoms & Ions17 10,792,222
Behavioural & experimental eco3 2,922,065
Biochemical engineering6 18,986,494
Bioelectronic Devices5 22,042,473
Bioenergy39 30,875,291
Bioinformatics15 53,346,503
Biological & Medicinal Chem.43 53,179,376
Biological membranes1 100,328
Biomaterials80 116,132,045
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation54 70,877,513
Biomedical neuroscience15 26,075,762
Biomedical sciences3 493,857
Bionanoscience1 1,999,639
Biophysics61 48,387,711
Bioprocess Engineering24 37,357,021
Building Ops & Management37 73,904,208
Carbohydrate Chemistry2 1,020,862
Carbon Capture & Storage37 42,729,643
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis117 124,411,441
Catalysis & enzymology3 830,847
Cells1 4,691,124
Chemical Biology43 67,997,915
Chemical Structure59 53,698,250
Chemical Synthetic Methodology72 105,748,223
Civil Engineering Materials33 17,842,546
Climate & Climate Change3 1,848,807
Coal Technology1 6,550,555
Coastal & Waterway Engineering60 38,939,180
Cognitive Psychology6 3,269,164
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT6 7,556,950
Cold Atomic Species23 36,374,048
Combustion30 21,979,053
Complex fluids & soft solids61 64,597,499
Complexity Science36 77,204,558
Composition1 5,971,211
Comput./Corpus Linguistics12 6,777,973
Computational Linguistics2 441,144
Computer Graphics & Visual.36 71,606,468
Computer Sys. & Architecture51 60,946,813
Condensed Matter Physics93 104,597,496
Conservation Of Art & Textiles2 674,909
Construction Ops & Management14 21,775,368
Continuum Mechanics69 61,317,353
Control Engineering53 67,459,710
Co-ordination Chemistry39 29,667,902
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology9 5,860,479
Data Handling & Storage1 742,513
Design & Testing Technology45 61,512,234
Design Engineering44 53,360,594
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 58,971,998
Earth & environmental1 1,581,410
Earth Engineering1 1,000,951
Economics3 8,941,166
Education1 3,444,605
Electric Motor & Drive Systems15 12,598,055
Electrochemical Science & Eng.29 32,537,676
Electromagnetics2 1,087,735
Electronic Devices & Subsys.70 130,859,196
Energy - Conventional20 37,416,035
Energy - Marine & Hydropower31 24,897,040
Energy - Nuclear90 86,699,113
Energy Efficiency120 211,332,050
Energy Storage79 84,642,559
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology36 38,803,631
Environment & Health3 1,594,081
Environmental biotechnology2 1,112,794
Environmental economics1 5,061
Environmental Planning1 3,567,862
Evolution & populations1 1,190,209
Financial economics1 606,068
Fluid Dynamics85 56,810,767
Food processing6 8,167,679
Food structure/composition3 5,141,921
Fuel Cell Technologies35 50,340,737
Fundamentals of Computing175 137,769,438
Fusion17 9,795,248
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions38 52,017,175
Genomics4 20,469,022
Geohazards1 253,758
Governance2 1,097,691
Ground Engineering44 42,144,624
Heat & Mass Transfer31 39,031,585
High Performance Computing13 7,540,430
Human Communication in ICT25 20,459,618
Human Geography (General)1 3,567,862
Human-Computer Interactions171 219,031,166
Image & Vision Computing70 118,988,897
Industrial-Org/Occupational3 4,195,754
Information & Knowledge Mgmt155 220,395,533
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.84 89,605,203
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 54,780,322
Logic & Combinatorics38 23,004,761
Macroeconomics1 4,000,602
Macro-molecular delivery3 11,502,994
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena70 70,306,262
Management & Business Studies7 17,468,217
Manufact. Business Strategy9 10,912,018
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt79 155,162,250
Manufacturing Machine & Plant242 359,129,452
Marketing2 1,015,702
Materials Characterisation313 402,760,551
Materials Processing111 223,396,331
Materials Synthesis & Growth306 382,214,999
Materials testing & eng.60 118,409,737
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 100,803
Mathematical Analysis86 56,087,477
Mathematical Aspects of OR30 36,912,895
Mathematical Physics37 26,358,866
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.3 1,544,241
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.217 265,944,628
Med.Instrument.Device&Equip.9 1,397,069
Media & Communication Studies3 12,542,256
Medical Imaging55 85,056,990
Medical science & disease30 56,262,839
Microbiology1 404,819
Microeconomic theory2 842,950
Microsystems38 66,915,463
Mobile Computing54 76,687,160
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 Systems142 186,967,926
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 70,336,124
Oil & Gas Extraction1 985,943
Operations Management1 11,792
Optical Communications28 70,082,675
Optical Devices & Subsystems61 114,534,966
Optical Phenomena20 26,475,570
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits69 129,880,013
Organisational Studies4 5,199,043
Parallel Computing9 13,822,497
Particle Technology45 54,191,592
Pavement Engineering4 12,002,988
Physical Organic Chemistry29 20,534,317
Plant physiology1 1,190,209
Plant responses to environment1 1,190,209
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion42 33,284,904
Plasmas - Technological9 11,403,333
Political Geography2 7,455,498
Pollution1 6,531,178
Population Ecology3 16,690,971
Power Electronics3 2,683,979
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 & Information90 115,231,768
Reactor Engineering18 25,529,181
Recreation/Tourism Geography1 953,078
Regional & Extreme Weather8 3,628,916
Research approaches1 691,643
RF & Microwave Technology96 81,822,648
Rheology12 5,757,939
Robotics & Autonomy115 130,694,811
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 4,650,283
Scattering & Spectroscopy3 7,169,843
Science & Technology Studies1 2,667,741
Science and Technology Studies1 1,485,560
Separation Processes19 19,353,923
Social Anthropology3 7,652,878
Social Policy3 1,939,656
Social Psychology9 5,266,803
Social Stats., Comp. & Methods1 3,444,605
Social Theory1 775,542
Socio Legal Studies3 2,135,698
Sociology3 4,659,217
Software Engineering104 99,651,439
Soil science6 2,458,999
Solar Technology59 48,825,502
Statistics & Appl. Probability107 189,790,652
Structural biology3 624,515
Structural Engineering51 61,024,022
Surfaces & Interfaces27 25,005,595
Survey & Monitoring5 3,858,093
Sustainable Energy Networks69 99,514,758
Sustainable Energy Vectors31 56,186,419
Synthetic biology35 54,731,242
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 & Management36 59,652,304
Underwater Engineering7 7,584,113
Urban & Land Management59 84,734,803
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.27 23,332,135
VLSI Design3 6,402,081
Waste Management9 12,834,799
Waste Minimisation6 7,287,658
Water Engineering85 108,070,279
Wind Power24 31,261,019