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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 (£)
Acoustics22 12,571,167
Aerodynamics96 88,934,030
Ageing: chemistry/biochemistry1 489,366
Agricultural systems2 1,489,932
Algebra & Geometry99 79,677,008
Analytical Science103 156,517,676
Animal & human physiology1 460,716
Animal behaviour1 506,361
Animal organisms1 1,581,410
Artificial Intelligence173 293,741,981
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 931,604
Asymmetric Chemistry18 23,668,540
Atoms & Ions18 12,159,707
Behavioural & experimental eco4 3,969,267
Biochemical engineering9 19,187,471
Biochemistry & physiology1 1,541,002
Bioelectronic Devices7 12,138,989
Bioenergy21 19,693,832
Bioinformatics14 20,554,848
Biological & Medicinal Chem.39 36,961,173
Biological membranes3 1,386,306
Biomaterials83 100,849,743
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation44 66,230,292
Biomedical neuroscience5 6,821,180
Biomedical sciences7 3,249,394
Bionanoscience4 2,375,591
Biophysics76 60,378,318
Bioprocess Engineering23 38,557,903
Building Ops & Management35 50,180,201
Carbon Capture & Storage22 25,421,389
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis98 106,889,443
Catalysis & enzymology5 1,451,381
Cells2 1,947,376
Chemical Biology49 50,444,397
Chemical Structure32 32,721,665
Chemical Synthetic Methodology83 99,185,506
Civil Engineering Materials27 41,025,853
Climate & Climate Change2 433,471
Coastal & Waterway Engineering50 46,950,580
Cognitive Psychology5 3,061,064
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT2 1,056,088
Cold Atomic Species28 32,082,960
Combustion21 8,232,131
Complex fluids & soft solids58 56,464,455
Complexity Science22 41,822,039
Comput./Corpus Linguistics8 5,229,830
Computational Linguistics5 2,062,325
Computer Graphics & Visual.33 57,952,711
Computer Sys. & Architecture35 70,000,210
Condensed Matter Physics94 90,896,805
Conservation Of Art & Textiles2 674,909
Construction Ops & Management8 14,290,694
Continuum Mechanics82 93,359,894
Control Engineering43 49,735,094
Co-ordination Chemistry38 32,020,938
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology8 6,780,665
Data Handling & Storage1 742,513
Design & Testing Technology51 71,145,403
Design Engineering50 61,398,871
Design of Process systems54 116,415,540
Design Processes6 9,265,060
Development (Biosciences)8 3,103,844
Digital Art & Design1 5,973,032
Digital Signal Processing61 77,267,897
Displays2 5,415,534
Drug Formulation & Delivery40 77,402,494
Earth & environmental1 1,581,410
Earth Engineering1 1,000,951
Earth Resources1 297,621
Economics2 1,424,429
Electric Motor & Drive Systems20 22,073,732
Electrochemical Science & Eng.22 23,869,531
Electromagnetics5 2,049,930
Electronic Devices & Subsys.63 99,887,136
Elements of Education1 1,467,376
Energy - Conventional14 11,004,700
Energy - Marine & Hydropower19 29,515,439
Energy - Nuclear85 85,028,805
Energy Efficiency96 215,000,672
Energy Storage79 143,851,599
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology34 58,925,440
Environment & Health2 2,144,241
Environmental biotechnology2 1,112,794
Environmental economics1 5,560
Environmental Informatics1 1,118,619
Financial economics2 1,653,270
Fluid Dynamics92 60,013,867
Food processing4 6,624,815
Food structure/composition4 6,107,831
Fuel Cell Technologies28 42,523,192
Fundamentals of Computing156 170,641,645
Fusion15 11,138,165
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions32 52,863,606
Genomics1 3,552,382
Governance2 1,097,691
Ground Engineering43 47,339,897
Heat & Mass Transfer31 42,457,024
High Performance Computing10 19,360,863
Human Communication in ICT21 19,060,612
Human-Computer Interactions150 229,687,771
ICT and education2 833,183
Image & Vision Computing74 134,471,982
Industrial-Org/Occupational3 4,164,268
Information & Knowledge Mgmt159 231,761,964
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.81 81,636,218
Intelligent & Expert Systems3 1,859,307
International Law1 1,975,496
International Relations Theory1 3,489,711
Knowledge Management1 662,804
Lasers & Optics31 43,595,280
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions40 55,472,574
Logic & Combinatorics34 30,689,186
Macroeconomics1 4,000,602
Macro-molecular delivery6 28,743,628
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena57 57,411,475
Management & Business Studies3 2,007,972
Manufact. Business Strategy7 20,294,705
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt82 184,151,604
Manufacturing Machine & Plant243 369,619,415
Marketing2 1,015,702
Materials Characterisation309 378,780,347
Materials Processing115 190,310,561
Materials Synthesis & Growth265 351,967,131
Materials testing & eng.57 105,477,197
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 1,080,646
Mathematical Analysis85 60,936,563
Mathematical Aspects of OR22 42,224,676
Mathematical Physics35 32,641,328
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.1 579,374
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.220 281,548,805
Med.Instrument.Device&Equip.16 4,284,822
Media & Communication Studies2 6,838,320
Medical Imaging67 94,073,987
Medical science & disease11 15,077,984
Microsystems44 63,589,128
Mobile Computing55 70,358,907
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.4 10,567,985
Multimedia3 8,134,212
Multiphase Flow22 14,842,065
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology13 20,633,740
Networks & Distributed Systems126 175,002,450
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms4 6,049,669
New Media/Web-Based Studies1 5,996,356
Non-linear Systems Mathematics46 67,394,841
Novel industrial products1 321,432
Numerical Analysis63 69,415,783
Oil & Gas Extraction3 5,857,744
Optical Communications30 58,136,925
Optical Devices & Subsystems50 103,804,010
Optical Phenomena13 10,170,257
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits83 124,686,049
Organisational Studies3 4,636,807
Parallel Computing8 14,853,604
Particle Technology43 60,550,330
Pavement Engineering2 1,209,776
Physical Organic Chemistry30 20,301,778
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion29 37,757,869
Plasmas - Technological11 17,360,731
Political Geography2 7,455,498
Power Electronics10 9,578,276
Power Sys Man, Prot & Control2 284,943
Power Systems Plant1 1,944,441
Product Design1 5,973,032
Properties Of Earth Materials1 7,889,144
Protein chemistry9 20,587,486
Protein engineering2 7,984,023
Protein folding / misfolding3 1,213,993
Psychology14 8,455,583
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids13 14,058,283
Quantum Optics & Information82 99,875,826
Reactor Engineering15 21,451,416
Recreation/Tourism Geography1 953,078
Regional & Extreme Weather8 3,628,916
RF & Microwave Technology97 89,429,324
Rheology8 8,589,859
Robotics & Autonomy109 184,857,952
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 4,650,283
Scattering & Spectroscopy6 4,824,077
Science and Technology Studies1 1,485,560
Science-Based Archaeology1 467,165
Separation Processes15 15,132,919
Social Anthropology3 7,539,880
Social Policy3 1,939,656
Social Psychology8 5,893,665
Social Theory1 775,542
Socio Legal Studies3 2,135,698
Sociology3 1,340,911
Software Engineering90 87,172,087
Soil science6 3,412,588
Solar Technology69 60,735,455
Statistics & Appl. Probability91 180,433,181
Structural biology12 21,547,345
Structural Engineering57 83,723,972
Surfaces & Interfaces26 24,690,529
Survey & Monitoring4 8,404,436
Sustainable Energy Networks44 82,573,194
Sustainable Energy Vectors18 37,305,538
Synthetic biology44 51,166,364
System on Chip1 1,212,276
Theoretical biology2 9,757,151
Tissue Engineering50 51,728,706
Tools for the biosciences7 5,412,534
Transport Ops & Management28 38,651,042
Underwater Engineering2 6,836,321
Urban & Land Management58 74,398,756
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.19 16,618,782
VLSI Design2 2,267,033
Waste Management9 6,813,860
Waste Minimisation8 9,438,755
Water Engineering69 120,846,515
Water Quality1 4,889,812
Wind Power26 43,265,374