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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 14,526,977
Aerodynamics81 72,061,230
Ageing: chemistry/biochemistry1 475,926
Agricultural systems2 1,489,932
Algebra & Geometry104 63,270,015
Analytical Science105 159,644,186
Animal & human physiology1 460,716
Animal behaviour1 506,361
Animal organisms1 1,581,410
Applied Arts HTP1 6,358,107
Artificial Intelligence143 240,355,228
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 931,604
Asymmetric Chemistry16 22,911,152
Atoms & Ions15 9,936,674
Behavioural & experimental eco3 2,922,065
Biochemical engineering7 19,087,471
Bioelectronic Devices7 23,584,118
Bioenergy36 25,533,562
Bioinformatics16 54,695,415
Biological & Medicinal Chem.44 54,625,447
Biological membranes2 480,019
Biomaterials82 117,167,192
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation44 66,753,946
Biomedical neuroscience9 24,399,653
Biomedical sciences3 940,959
Bionanoscience1 1,999,639
Biophysics65 52,208,492
Bioprocess Engineering21 35,160,365
Building Ops & Management41 68,322,045
Carbohydrate Chemistry1 100,802
Carbon Capture & Storage29 33,615,247
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis105 113,509,613
Catalysis & enzymology3 972,367
Cells2 6,211,869
Chemical Biology42 66,040,831
Chemical Structure51 49,682,396
Chemical Synthetic Methodology74 115,005,948
Civil Engineering Materials34 48,042,497
Climate & Climate Change3 1,848,807
Coal Technology1 6,550,555
Coastal & Waterway Engineering50 47,585,562
Cognitive Psychology6 3,269,164
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT3 5,838,996
Cold Atomic Species21 34,671,844
Combustion30 22,547,717
Complex fluids & soft solids57 62,369,871
Complexity Science29 61,940,936
Composition1 5,971,211
Comput./Corpus Linguistics12 6,777,973
Computational Linguistics3 541,994
Computer Graphics & Visual.36 71,020,140
Computer Sys. & Architecture44 61,231,303
Condensed Matter Physics92 108,690,981
Conservation Of Art & Textiles2 674,909
Construction Ops & Management13 21,529,295
Continuum Mechanics77 73,836,574
Control Engineering51 60,031,810
Co-ordination Chemistry37 29,662,612
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology6 5,635,757
Data Handling & Storage1 742,513
Design & Testing Technology41 61,523,491
Design Engineering49 60,758,209
Design of Process systems51 95,069,855
Design Processes14 20,835,008
Development (Biosciences)8 3,417,201
Development Geography1 241,076
Developmental Psychology1 559,077
Digital Art & Design3 18,031,364
Digital Arts HTP2 12,062,042
Digital Signal Processing66 79,758,020
Displays3 12,605,199
Drug Formulation & Delivery35 59,784,216
Earth & environmental1 1,581,410
Earth Engineering1 1,000,951
Economics3 8,941,166
Electric Motor & Drive Systems15 21,047,780
Electrochemical Science & Eng.28 31,462,104
Electromagnetics5 2,124,975
Electronic Devices & Subsys.71 133,344,495
Elements of Education1 1,467,376
Energy - Conventional23 38,876,423
Energy - Marine & Hydropower30 28,232,552
Energy - Nuclear97 95,794,125
Energy Efficiency113 221,099,544
Energy Storage83 102,110,928
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology39 59,177,180
Environment & Health3 2,676,676
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 Dynamics92 64,668,738
Food processing6 8,167,679
Food structure/composition3 5,141,921
Fuel Cell Technologies33 50,772,658
Fundamentals of Computing161 139,633,233
Fusion17 9,795,248
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions33 46,330,245
Genomics4 20,469,022
Geohazards1 253,758
Governance2 1,097,691
Ground Engineering42 44,386,587
Heat & Mass Transfer28 41,301,430
High Performance Computing14 9,230,991
Human Communication in ICT27 21,862,233
Human Geography (General)1 3,567,862
Human-Computer Interactions162 214,228,520
Image & Vision Computing72 124,333,143
Industrial-Org/Occupational3 4,195,754
Information & Knowledge Mgmt153 238,145,749
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.81 88,817,858
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 & Optics36 55,134,305
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions37 58,085,019
Logic & Combinatorics39 22,962,875
Macroeconomics1 4,000,602
Macro-molecular delivery3 11,502,994
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena66 70,343,355
Management & Business Studies6 14,023,612
Manufact. Business Strategy11 15,530,691
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt74 160,507,722
Manufacturing Machine & Plant234 365,908,439
Marketing2 1,015,702
Materials Characterisation309 423,798,567
Materials Processing110 229,425,143
Materials Synthesis & Growth280 373,180,846
Materials testing & eng.57 124,868,074
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 100,803
Mathematical Analysis87 50,484,801
Mathematical Aspects of OR28 36,909,011
Mathematical Physics38 25,605,870
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.3 1,544,241
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.206 260,310,597
Med.Instrument.Device&Equip.14 4,243,760
Media & Communication Studies3 12,542,256
Medical Imaging59 86,005,623
Medical science & disease20 52,012,391
Microbiology1 404,819
Microeconomic theory2 842,950
Microsystems42 72,859,611
Mobile Computing50 69,201,620
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.7 11,993,800
Multimedia10 33,271,469
Multiphase Flow24 20,132,728
Music & Acoustic Technology15 28,032,503
Musical Performance1 5,971,211
Networks & Distributed Systems138 182,524,549
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms4 9,757,745
New Media/Web-Based Studies4 25,232,837
Non-linear Systems Mathematics48 57,566,936
Novel industrial products1 7,174,439
Numerical Analysis68 64,659,058
Oil & Gas Extraction1 985,943
Operations Management1 11,792
Optical Communications30 63,820,153
Optical Devices & Subsystems55 113,036,372
Optical Phenomena17 22,823,143
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits74 133,004,280
Organisational Studies4 5,199,043
Parallel Computing8 13,380,029
Particle Technology47 58,119,035
Pavement Engineering4 12,002,988
Physical Organic Chemistry26 17,796,620
Plant physiology1 1,190,209
Plant responses to environment1 1,190,209
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion38 34,655,252
Plasmas - Technological10 13,189,541
Political Geography2 7,455,498
Pollution1 6,531,178
Population Ecology3 16,690,971
Power Electronics8 8,001,412
Power Sys Man, Prot & Control5 1,691,675
Power Systems Plant2 3,941,441
Product Design1 5,969,321
Protein chemistry2 1,493,826
Protein engineering1 1,015,843
Protein folding / misfolding3 1,213,993
Psychology9 5,780,815
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids14 13,920,953
Quantum Optics & Information87 116,799,015
Reactor Engineering19 22,346,329
Recreation/Tourism Geography1 953,078
Regional & Extreme Weather8 3,628,916
Research approaches1 691,643
RF & Microwave Technology94 86,262,886
Rheology11 8,675,985
Robotics & Autonomy115 130,347,123
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 Processes19 13,989,972
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 Engineering101 103,944,912
Soil science6 2,458,999
Solar Technology63 62,785,447
Statistics & Appl. Probability96 175,718,520
Structural biology3 624,515
Structural Engineering60 83,655,640
Surfaces & Interfaces30 26,935,978
Survey & Monitoring5 3,858,093
Sustainable Energy Networks65 103,025,232
Sustainable Energy Vectors27 50,201,340
Synthetic biology36 55,118,314
System on Chip3 8,226,226
Systems neuroscience1 100,803
Theoretical biology6 30,150,515
Time-Based Media HTP1 6,358,107
Tissue Engineering52 83,896,023
Tools for the biosciences7 5,412,534
Transport Ops & Management25 48,613,905
Underwater Engineering7 7,584,113
Urban & Land Management65 85,854,449
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.24 22,815,290
VLSI Design3 6,402,081
Waste Management9 12,834,799
Waste Minimisation5 7,206,412
Water Engineering88 136,811,437
Water Quality1 4,889,812
Wind Power33 44,520,462