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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 14,587,939
Aerodynamics92 79,628,037
Ageing: chemistry/biochemistry1 489,366
Agricultural systems2 1,489,932
Algebra & Geometry104 78,833,184
Analytical Science106 154,353,651
Animal & human physiology1 460,716
Animal behaviour1 506,361
Animal organisms1 1,581,410
Artificial Intelligence177 301,985,724
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 931,604
Asymmetric Chemistry18 23,360,473
Atoms & Ions18 12,159,707
Behavioural & experimental eco4 3,969,267
Biochemical engineering7 19,087,471
Biochemistry & physiology1 1,541,002
Bioelectronic Devices7 12,138,989
Bioenergy27 20,216,018
Bioinformatics15 20,823,474
Biological & Medicinal Chem.39 38,752,983
Biological membranes3 1,386,306
Biomaterials90 103,667,101
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation47 69,441,155
Biomedical neuroscience6 7,744,176
Biomedical sciences6 2,214,040
Bionanoscience5 4,375,230
Biophysics78 61,076,062
Bioprocess Engineering23 35,951,226
Building Ops & Management34 49,905,201
Carbon Capture & Storage23 24,435,043
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis100 107,337,241
Catalysis & enzymology3 972,367
Cells1 1,520,745
Chemical Biology47 46,546,516
Chemical Structure43 42,116,596
Chemical Synthetic Methodology80 94,416,769
Civil Engineering Materials29 43,091,175
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 Species27 31,640,264
Combustion25 11,819,224
Complex fluids & soft solids64 54,697,042
Complexity Science24 48,607,047
Comput./Corpus Linguistics10 5,934,003
Computational Linguistics7 2,263,746
Computer Graphics & Visual.32 57,645,850
Computer Sys. & Architecture38 70,311,067
Condensed Matter Physics97 90,139,437
Conservation Of Art & Textiles2 674,909
Construction Ops & Management7 13,964,514
Continuum Mechanics84 87,373,738
Control Engineering47 55,557,750
Co-ordination Chemistry31 25,629,469
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology8 6,780,665
Data Handling & Storage1 742,513
Design & Testing Technology53 79,001,274
Design Engineering57 73,601,417
Design of Process systems56 116,007,862
Design Processes11 14,949,615
Development (Biosciences)8 3,417,201
Digital Art & Design1 5,973,032
Digital Signal Processing63 78,764,327
Displays2 5,415,534
Drug Formulation & Delivery39 76,470,780
Earth & environmental1 1,581,410
Earth Engineering1 1,000,951
Earth Resources1 297,621
Economics2 1,424,429
Electric Motor & Drive Systems21 22,174,529
Electrochemical Science & Eng.23 21,279,737
Electromagnetics5 2,049,930
Electronic Devices & Subsys.66 108,465,146
Elements of Education1 1,467,376
Energy - Conventional17 12,445,487
Energy - Marine & Hydropower20 25,611,499
Energy - Nuclear86 79,725,314
Energy Efficiency103 200,720,845
Energy Storage80 144,976,133
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology36 58,253,574
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 Dynamics101 65,643,634
Food processing5 8,020,476
Food structure/composition4 6,107,831
Fuel Cell Technologies27 39,775,795
Fundamentals of Computing152 170,467,828
Fusion16 13,539,219
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions35 51,078,043
Genomics1 3,552,382
Governance2 1,097,691
Ground Engineering39 40,844,992
Heat & Mass Transfer32 42,372,005
High Performance Computing11 20,081,294
Human Communication in ICT24 21,642,364
Human-Computer Interactions157 234,971,575
ICT and education3 982,155
Image & Vision Computing74 133,730,726
Industrial-Org/Occupational3 4,164,268
Information & Knowledge Mgmt166 249,699,861
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.84 89,102,142
Intelligent & Expert Systems4 4,341,283
International Law1 1,975,496
International Relations Theory1 3,489,711
Knowledge Management1 662,804
Lasers & Optics32 42,259,000
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions41 54,136,294
Logic & Combinatorics38 31,714,278
Macroeconomics1 4,000,602
Macro-molecular delivery6 28,743,628
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena59 58,795,727
Management & Business Studies3 2,007,972
Manufact. Business Strategy7 20,134,177
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt90 193,857,130
Manufacturing Machine & Plant253 374,479,968
Marketing2 1,015,702
Materials Characterisation317 385,439,179
Materials Processing113 187,328,932
Materials Synthesis & Growth265 348,712,474
Materials testing & eng.56 106,303,482
Mathematical & Statistic Psych2 1,181,449
Mathematical Analysis82 57,853,028
Mathematical Aspects of OR22 42,224,676
Mathematical Physics37 32,735,339
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.1 579,374
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.223 285,997,397
Med.Instrument.Device&Equip.17 4,549,403
Media & Communication Studies2 6,838,320
Medical Imaging67 95,834,400
Medical science & disease13 22,013,981
Microbiology1 404,819
Microsystems46 65,073,239
Mobile Computing56 71,285,324
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.5 10,667,537
Multimedia3 8,134,212
Multiphase Flow25 21,126,826
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology13 20,633,740
Networks & Distributed Systems126 171,184,485
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms4 6,049,669
New Media/Web-Based Studies1 5,996,356
Non-linear Systems Mathematics48 67,288,051
Novel industrial products1 321,432
Numerical Analysis63 68,992,074
Oil & Gas Extraction1 373,234
Optical Communications28 50,630,418
Optical Devices & Subsystems46 99,538,622
Optical Phenomena13 10,170,257
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits80 117,013,173
Organisational Studies3 4,636,807
Parallel Computing7 14,003,996
Particle Technology45 63,681,046
Pavement Engineering2 1,209,776
Physical Organic Chemistry30 17,886,182
Plant physiology1 1,190,209
Plant responses to environment1 1,190,209
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion31 36,611,853
Plasmas - Technological11 17,360,731
Political Geography2 7,455,498
Pollution1 6,531,178
Population Ecology1 6,531,178
Power Electronics9 8,379,044
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 engineering2 7,984,023
Protein folding / misfolding3 1,213,993
Psychology15 8,604,555
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids13 14,058,283
Quantum Optics & Information86 108,065,993
Reactor Engineering16 21,903,660
Recreation/Tourism Geography1 953,078
Regional & Extreme Weather8 3,628,916
RF & Microwave Technology85 75,590,718
Rheology10 8,950,568
Robotics & Autonomy110 187,210,367
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 Processes17 13,584,216
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 Engineering100 94,519,687
Soil science6 3,412,588
Solar Technology65 56,346,252
Statistics & Appl. Probability92 181,600,448
Structural biology12 21,547,345
Structural Engineering58 83,822,797
Surfaces & Interfaces26 22,315,681
Survey & Monitoring3 3,531,532
Sustainable Energy Networks45 74,412,025
Sustainable Energy Vectors19 37,459,286
Synthetic biology39 49,948,177
System on Chip1 1,212,276
Systems neuroscience1 100,803
Theoretical biology2 9,757,151
Tissue Engineering52 58,193,161
Tools for the biosciences7 5,412,534
Transport Ops & Management25 33,713,686
Underwater Engineering3 7,271,032
Urban & Land Management56 68,571,604
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.21 17,627,729
VLSI Design3 6,402,081
Waste Management8 6,487,679
Waste Minimisation7 9,031,348
Water Engineering72 123,348,703
Water Quality1 4,889,812
Wind Power25 38,946,360