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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
Aerodynamics83 72,815,159
Ageing: chemistry/biochemistry1 475,926
Agricultural systems2 1,489,932
Algebra & Geometry104 63,270,015
Analytical Science104 158,815,771
Animal & human physiology1 460,716
Animal behaviour1 506,361
Animal organisms1 1,581,410
Applied Arts HTP1 6,358,107
Artificial Intelligence143 262,881,809
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 931,604
Asymmetric Chemistry16 22,911,977
Atoms & Ions14 9,610,413
Behavioural & experimental eco3 2,922,065
Biochemical engineering7 19,087,471
Bioelectronic Devices7 23,585,563
Bioenergy38 25,938,547
Bioinformatics16 54,696,860
Biological & Medicinal Chem.47 54,213,194
Biological membranes2 480,019
Biomaterials86 118,589,113
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation42 66,745,511
Biomedical neuroscience9 24,399,986
Biomedical sciences4 1,915,654
Bionanoscience1 1,999,639
Biophysics66 53,511,299
Bioprocess Engineering21 35,160,365
Building Ops & Management42 68,423,192
Carbohydrate Chemistry1 100,802
Carbon Capture & Storage28 33,388,155
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis106 111,683,805
Catalysis & enzymology3 972,367
Cells2 6,212,202
Chemical Biology42 65,815,797
Chemical Structure49 49,219,628
Chemical Synthetic Methodology78 119,754,564
Civil Engineering Materials35 47,715,975
Climate & Climate Change2 433,471
Coal Technology1 6,550,555
Coastal & Waterway Engineering51 46,563,697
Cognitive Psychology6 3,269,164
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT3 5,838,996
Cold Atomic Species22 35,481,082
Combustion29 21,940,664
Complex fluids & soft solids57 62,373,740
Complexity Science29 61,945,886
Composition1 5,971,211
Comput./Corpus Linguistics12 6,777,973
Computational Linguistics3 541,994
Computer Graphics & Visual.36 81,771,342
Computer Sys. & Architecture42 60,687,326
Condensed Matter Physics92 108,690,981
Conservation Of Art & Textiles2 674,909
Construction Ops & Management11 19,460,495
Continuum Mechanics76 73,462,746
Control Engineering53 62,285,258
Co-ordination Chemistry37 29,662,612
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology6 5,635,757
Data Handling & Storage1 742,513
Design & Testing Technology41 61,299,570
Design Engineering50 62,549,622
Design of Process systems52 105,024,694
Design Processes14 20,835,008
Development (Biosciences)8 3,417,201
Development Geography1 241,076
Developmental Psychology1 559,077
Digital Art & Design3 18,035,074
Digital Arts HTP2 12,062,042
Digital Signal Processing62 76,434,297
Displays3 12,605,559
Drug Formulation & Delivery36 69,968,244
Earth & environmental1 1,581,410
Earth Engineering1 1,000,951
Economics3 8,941,166
Electric Motor & Drive Systems16 19,587,625
Electrochemical Science & Eng.29 31,563,222
Electromagnetics5 2,124,975
Electronic Devices & Subsys.69 129,350,062
Elements of Education1 1,467,376
Energy - Conventional23 38,876,917
Energy - Marine & Hydropower29 27,378,616
Energy - Nuclear99 95,205,361
Energy Efficiency113 221,099,544
Energy Storage81 94,398,696
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology37 58,980,693
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 Dynamics93 64,042,741
Food processing6 8,167,679
Food structure/composition3 5,141,921
Fuel Cell Technologies32 50,474,225
Fundamentals of Computing161 161,025,050
Fusion16 9,468,987
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions34 46,398,469
Genomics4 20,470,467
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 243,980,880
Image & Vision Computing70 142,593,549
Industrial-Org/Occupational3 4,195,754
Information & Knowledge Mgmt147 233,416,251
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.84 100,512,736
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
Lasers & Optics33 53,564,584
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 delivery4 21,450,564
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena66 70,343,355
Management & Business Studies6 14,023,612
Manufact. Business Strategy11 15,534,401
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt76 180,407,759
Manufacturing Machine & Plant233 366,610,271
Marketing2 1,015,702
Materials Characterisation306 423,314,201
Materials Processing110 228,917,266
Materials Synthesis & Growth278 374,659,299
Materials testing & eng.57 125,221,297
Mathematical & Statistic Psych2 1,181,449
Mathematical Analysis86 50,213,568
Mathematical Aspects of OR29 36,983,862
Mathematical Physics39 26,415,107
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.3 1,544,241
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.201 259,974,076
Med.Instrument.Device&Equip.14 4,243,760
Media & Communication Studies3 12,542,256
Medical Imaging58 87,496,869
Medical science & disease19 51,712,204
Microbiology1 404,819
Microeconomic theory2 842,950
Microsystems44 73,061,489
Mobile Computing48 66,637,621
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.7 11,993,800
Multimedia10 33,271,469
Multiphase Flow24 20,133,796
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology14 27,554,926
Musical Performance1 5,971,211
Networks & Distributed Systems136 181,344,610
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms4 9,757,745
New Media/Web-Based Studies4 25,232,837
Non-linear Systems Mathematics49 57,500,668
Novel industrial products1 7,174,439
Numerical Analysis68 64,461,619
Oil & Gas Extraction1 985,943
Optical Communications28 57,160,945
Optical Devices & Subsystems50 111,028,850
Optical Phenomena17 22,823,143
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits72 125,472,258
Organisational Studies4 5,199,043
Parallel Computing7 13,282,076
Particle Technology47 58,123,932
Pavement Engineering4 12,003,283
Physical Organic Chemistry27 17,993,042
Plant physiology1 1,190,209
Plant responses to environment1 1,190,209
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion37 34,328,991
Plasmas - Technological10 13,189,541
Political Geography2 7,455,498
Pollution1 6,531,178
Population Ecology3 16,692,748
Power Electronics9 8,102,427
Power Sys Man, Prot & Control5 1,691,675
Power Systems Plant2 3,941,441
Product Design1 5,973,032
Protein chemistry2 1,493,826
Protein engineering1 1,015,843
Protein folding / misfolding3 1,213,993
Psychology8 5,591,116
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids14 13,920,953
Quantum Optics & Information87 116,799,015
Reactor Engineering18 22,246,453
Recreation/Tourism Geography1 953,078
Regional & Extreme Weather8 3,628,916
Research approaches1 691,643
RF & Microwave Technology93 86,154,350
Rheology10 8,580,779
Robotics & Autonomy118 164,618,948
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 Processes18 12,689,000
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 Engineering100 102,619,059
Soil science6 2,458,999
Solar Technology60 55,441,357
Statistics & Appl. Probability90 171,801,687
Structural biology3 624,515
Structural Engineering62 84,363,167
Surfaces & Interfaces29 26,836,102
Survey & Monitoring5 3,858,093
Sustainable Energy Networks62 98,498,006
Sustainable Energy Vectors28 51,885,213
Synthetic biology38 55,272,697
System on Chip3 8,226,226
Systems neuroscience1 100,803
Theoretical biology6 30,156,910
Time-Based Media HTP1 6,358,107
Tissue Engineering53 84,978,873
Tools for the biosciences7 5,412,534
Transport Ops & Management25 48,614,200
Underwater Engineering7 7,584,113
Urban & Land Management66 86,866,493
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.23 21,974,350
VLSI Design3 6,402,081
Waste Management8 11,800,547
Waste Minimisation5 7,206,412
Water Engineering87 136,582,784
Water Quality1 4,889,812
Wind Power33 44,520,462