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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 & Geometry111 65,276,539
Analytical Science104 158,326,026
Animal & human physiology1 460,716
Animal behaviour1 506,361
Animal organisms1 1,581,410
Applied Arts HTP1 6,358,107
Artificial Intelligence142 241,850,761
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
Bioenergy38 26,505,304
Bioinformatics16 54,695,415
Biological & Medicinal Chem.44 54,651,484
Biological membranes2 480,019
Biomaterials82 115,099,479
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation45 67,029,484
Biomedical neuroscience13 25,406,490
Biomedical sciences3 940,959
Bionanoscience1 1,999,639
Biophysics65 52,208,492
Bioprocess Engineering22 35,523,606
Building Ops & Management42 68,572,784
Carbohydrate Chemistry1 100,802
Carbon Capture & Storage34 39,259,304
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis107 113,581,748
Catalysis & enzymology3 972,367
Cells1 4,691,124
Chemical Biology41 65,942,199
Chemical Structure52 50,038,653
Chemical Synthetic Methodology75 114,999,739
Civil Engineering Materials37 48,785,897
Climate & Climate Change3 1,848,807
Coal Technology1 6,550,555
Coastal & Waterway Engineering53 48,036,105
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 solids58 62,689,172
Complexity Science33 69,320,794
Composition1 5,971,211
Comput./Corpus Linguistics12 6,777,973
Computational Linguistics3 541,994
Computer Graphics & Visual.34 70,893,163
Computer Sys. & Architecture42 59,689,207
Condensed Matter Physics94 108,472,209
Conservation Of Art & Textiles2 674,909
Construction Ops & Management14 21,775,368
Continuum Mechanics75 72,199,964
Control Engineering52 61,217,778
Co-ordination Chemistry37 29,683,933
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology6 5,635,757
Data Handling & Storage1 742,513
Design & Testing Technology40 60,056,115
Design Engineering48 57,374,469
Design of Process systems52 95,433,096
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 Processing61 75,099,944
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 Systems15 21,047,780
Electrochemical Science & Eng.28 31,387,848
Electromagnetics5 2,124,975
Electronic Devices & Subsys.70 132,320,171
Energy - Conventional23 38,876,423
Energy - Marine & Hydropower34 27,630,231
Energy - Nuclear98 96,457,680
Energy Efficiency113 220,410,516
Energy Storage83 96,290,053
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology40 59,807,470
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 63,894,041
Food processing6 8,167,679
Food structure/composition3 5,141,921
Fuel Cell Technologies34 51,493,641
Fundamentals of Computing161 133,278,056
Fusion17 9,795,248
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions32 45,657,884
Genomics4 20,469,022
Geohazards1 253,758
Governance2 1,097,691
Ground Engineering42 43,384,356
Heat & Mass Transfer28 41,301,430
High Performance Computing13 8,821,286
Human Communication in ICT25 20,460,135
Human Geography (General)1 3,567,862
Human-Computer Interactions161 213,191,771
Image & Vision Computing66 118,987,767
Industrial-Org/Occupational3 4,195,754
Information & Knowledge Mgmt149 232,403,481
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.82 89,095,600
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 Phenomena69 70,895,738
Management & Business Studies6 14,023,612
Manufact. Business Strategy10 14,009,946
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt69 155,310,165
Manufacturing Machine & Plant233 363,142,364
Marketing2 1,015,702
Materials Characterisation311 423,312,021
Materials Processing110 229,425,143
Materials Synthesis & Growth285 375,089,001
Materials testing & eng.58 125,498,364
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 100,803
Mathematical Analysis86 57,602,884
Mathematical Aspects of OR28 36,909,011
Mathematical Physics38 26,183,435
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.3 1,544,241
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.212 263,315,865
Med.Instrument.Device&Equip.14 4,243,760
Media & Communication Studies3 12,542,256
Medical Imaging55 83,883,162
Medical science & disease30 56,954,504
Microbiology1 404,819
Microeconomic theory2 842,950
Microsystems42 73,191,153
Mobile Computing50 68,215,594
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.8 13,179,768
Multimedia10 33,271,469
Multiphase Flow23 19,038,730
Music & Acoustic Technology15 28,032,503
Musical Performance1 5,971,211
Networks & Distributed Systems139 182,048,191
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms5 13,200,285
New Media/Web-Based Studies4 25,232,837
Non-linear Systems Mathematics52 66,921,498
Novel industrial products1 7,174,439
Numerical Analysis71 72,427,609
Oil & Gas Extraction1 985,943
Operations Management1 11,792
Optical Communications30 63,683,587
Optical Devices & Subsystems55 112,998,332
Optical Phenomena17 22,823,143
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits74 133,004,280
Organisational Studies4 5,199,043
Parallel Computing8 13,380,029
Particle Technology44 54,744,352
Pavement Engineering4 12,002,988
Physical Organic Chemistry24 17,411,016
Plant physiology1 1,190,209
Plant responses to environment1 1,190,209
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion39 34,877,613
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 chemistry3 1,594,798
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 & Information88 116,805,944
Reactor Engineering19 22,346,329
Recreation/Tourism Geography1 953,078
Regional & Extreme Weather8 3,628,916
Research approaches1 691,643
RF & Microwave Technology92 83,922,966
Rheology11 8,675,985
Robotics & Autonomy116 130,445,330
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 15,221,788
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 97,036,792
Soil science6 2,458,999
Solar Technology65 56,236,915
Statistics & Appl. Probability100 182,947,192
Structural biology3 624,515
Structural Engineering62 83,906,423
Surfaces & Interfaces27 25,556,264
Survey & Monitoring5 3,858,093
Sustainable Energy Networks65 103,025,232
Sustainable Energy Vectors29 51,933,271
Synthetic biology37 55,839,296
System on Chip3 8,226,226
Systems neuroscience1 100,803
Theoretical biology6 30,150,515
Time-Based Media HTP1 6,358,107
Tissue Engineering52 84,555,918
Tools for the biosciences7 5,412,534
Transport Ops & Management24 48,412,541
Underwater Engineering7 7,584,113
Urban & Land Management64 84,092,858
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.26 22,981,778
VLSI Design3 6,402,081
Waste Management9 12,834,799
Waste Minimisation5 7,206,412
Water Engineering84 121,745,541
Wind Power34 44,587,007