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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 15,648,328
Aerodynamics93 80,463,031
Ageing: chemistry/biochemistry1 489,366
Agricultural systems2 1,489,932
Algebra & Geometry106 79,037,117
Analytical Science103 150,875,517
Animal & human physiology1 460,716
Animal behaviour1 506,361
Animal organisms1 1,581,410
Artificial Intelligence175 298,166,401
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 931,604
Asymmetric Chemistry20 23,937,500
Atoms & Ions18 12,159,707
Behavioural & experimental eco4 3,969,267
Biochemical engineering7 19,087,471
Biochemistry & physiology1 1,541,002
Bioelectronic Devices5 10,925,425
Bioenergy28 20,838,280
Bioinformatics10 18,204,711
Biological & Medicinal Chem.40 39,100,926
Biological membranes3 1,386,306
Biomaterials89 102,902,521
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation50 70,285,501
Biomedical neuroscience6 7,744,176
Biomedical sciences6 2,214,040
Bionanoscience4 3,753,908
Biophysics73 62,031,315
Bioprocess Engineering24 36,293,378
Building Ops & Management34 49,905,201
Carbon Capture & Storage25 26,430,859
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis104 108,159,825
Catalysis & enzymology3 972,367
Cells1 1,520,745
Chemical Biology45 45,177,245
Chemical Structure46 37,560,212
Chemical Synthetic Methodology78 93,330,616
Civil Engineering Materials26 40,102,042
Climate & Climate Change2 433,471
Coastal & Waterway Engineering52 48,634,597
Cognitive Psychology5 3,061,064
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT2 1,056,088
Cold Atomic Species25 30,522,449
Combustion27 13,393,108
Complex fluids & soft solids62 58,556,892
Complexity Science24 42,586,592
Comput./Corpus Linguistics11 6,324,382
Computational Linguistics5 1,614,612
Computer Graphics & Visual.30 57,891,522
Computer Sys. & Architecture39 71,472,115
Condensed Matter Physics98 94,115,459
Conservation Of Art & Textiles2 674,909
Construction Ops & Management9 14,166,600
Continuum Mechanics85 87,871,188
Control Engineering47 55,027,489
Co-ordination Chemistry35 25,216,276
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology7 6,012,682
Data Handling & Storage1 742,513
Design & Testing Technology47 74,400,537
Design Engineering56 73,197,318
Design of Process systems57 109,549,306
Design Processes11 14,949,615
Development (Biosciences)8 3,417,201
Developmental Psychology1 559,077
Digital Art & Design1 5,973,032
Digital Signal Processing63 79,630,929
Displays2 5,415,534
Drug Formulation & Delivery38 75,359,652
Earth & environmental1 1,581,410
Earth Engineering1 1,000,951
Earth Resources1 297,621
Economics2 1,424,429
Electric Motor & Drive Systems19 20,557,030
Electrochemical Science & Eng.22 21,023,860
Electromagnetics5 2,124,975
Electronic Devices & Subsys.68 110,592,353
Elements of Education1 1,467,376
Energy - Conventional17 12,445,487
Energy - Marine & Hydropower20 25,896,834
Energy - Nuclear92 79,699,303
Energy Efficiency102 202,891,176
Energy Storage79 150,782,164
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology36 59,523,422
Environment & Health2 2,144,241
Environmental biotechnology2 1,112,794
Environmental economics1 5,560
Environmental Informatics1 1,118,619
Evolution & populations1 1,190,209
Financial economics2 1,653,270
Fluid Dynamics99 57,448,532
Food processing5 8,020,476
Food structure/composition4 6,107,831
Fuel Cell Technologies27 40,488,979
Fundamentals of Computing152 172,898,675
Fusion16 9,468,987
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions37 51,717,051
Genomics1 3,552,382
Governance2 1,097,691
Ground Engineering41 47,025,261
Heat & Mass Transfer32 42,372,005
High Performance Computing13 21,051,297
Human Communication in ICT24 21,643,910
Human-Computer Interactions159 237,035,797
ICT and education3 982,155
Image & Vision Computing74 133,649,346
Industrial-Org/Occupational3 4,164,268
Information & Knowledge Mgmt167 246,037,855
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.83 84,001,328
Intelligent & Expert Systems4 4,341,283
International Law1 1,975,496
International Relations Theory1 3,489,711
Knowledge Management1 662,804
Lasers & Optics29 41,230,614
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions38 52,394,897
Logic & Combinatorics39 31,753,497
Macroeconomics1 4,000,602
Macro-molecular delivery6 21,914,202
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena61 58,701,823
Management & Business Studies3 2,007,972
Manufact. Business Strategy6 13,165,997
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt83 184,408,536
Manufacturing Machine & Plant250 371,877,557
Marketing2 1,015,702
Materials Characterisation310 388,282,901
Materials Processing112 194,523,138
Materials Synthesis & Growth269 353,292,574
Materials testing & eng.57 106,379,213
Mathematical & Statistic Psych2 1,181,449
Mathematical Analysis83 58,417,983
Mathematical Aspects of OR25 43,535,158
Mathematical Physics35 32,013,738
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.214 265,706,134
Med.Instrument.Device&Equip.18 4,887,858
Media & Communication Studies2 6,838,320
Medical Imaging63 93,467,045
Medical science & disease11 14,995,783
Microbiology1 404,819
Microsystems47 65,378,088
Mobile Computing55 70,677,073
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.5 10,667,537
Multimedia3 8,134,212
Multiphase Flow23 15,159,001
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology12 20,011,218
Networks & Distributed Systems126 172,087,236
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms4 6,049,669
New Media/Web-Based Studies1 5,996,356
Non-linear Systems Mathematics50 67,397,139
Novel industrial products1 321,432
Numerical Analysis66 70,773,478
Optical Communications29 50,730,680
Optical Devices & Subsystems44 97,481,324
Optical Phenomena13 10,233,771
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits80 118,171,679
Organisational Studies3 4,636,807
Parallel Computing8 14,853,408
Particle Technology45 58,054,672
Pavement Engineering2 1,209,776
Physical Organic Chemistry29 16,854,076
Plant physiology1 1,190,209
Plant responses to environment1 1,190,209
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion33 33,330,825
Plasmas - Technological11 13,290,499
Political Geography2 7,455,498
Power Electronics7 7,867,522
Power Sys Man, Prot & Control1 100,908
Power Systems Plant1 1,944,441
Product Design1 5,973,032
Properties Of Earth Materials1 7,889,144
Protein chemistry9 20,587,486
Protein engineering1 1,015,843
Protein folding / misfolding3 1,213,993
Psychology14 7,750,920
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids15 14,467,890
Quantum Optics & Information83 104,963,562
Reactor Engineering16 21,903,660
Recreation/Tourism Geography1 953,078
Regional & Extreme Weather8 3,628,916
RF & Microwave Technology82 74,578,269
Rheology9 8,712,598
Robotics & Autonomy111 185,020,833
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 4,650,283
Scattering & Spectroscopy6 4,824,077
Science & Technology Studies1 2,667,741
Science and Technology Studies1 1,485,560
Science-Based Archaeology1 467,165
Separation Processes18 13,885,453
Social Anthropology2 6,771,898
Social Policy3 1,939,656
Social Psychology7 5,351,255
Social Theory1 775,542
Socio Legal Studies3 2,135,698
Sociology3 1,340,911
Software Engineering98 93,534,915
Soil science7 3,827,029
Solar Technology67 58,206,668
Statistics & Appl. Probability96 186,080,987
Structural biology11 20,934,068
Structural Engineering60 84,599,954
Surfaces & Interfaces26 23,290,706
Survey & Monitoring3 3,531,532
Sustainable Energy Networks44 79,816,358
Sustainable Energy Vectors21 37,759,838
Synthetic biology37 48,894,610
System on Chip1 1,212,276
Systems neuroscience1 100,803
Theoretical biology2 9,757,151
Tissue Engineering52 57,781,642
Tools for the biosciences7 5,412,534
Transport Ops & Management24 33,501,715
Underwater Engineering3 7,271,032
Urban & Land Management57 74,354,442
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.22 17,264,837
VLSI Design3 6,402,081
Waste Management7 5,664,961
Waste Minimisation7 9,031,348
Water Engineering75 123,644,428
Water Quality1 4,889,812
Wind Power25 38,733,282