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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 18,023,113
Aerodynamics79 68,853,769
Ageing: chemistry/biochemistry1 475,926
Agricultural systems2 1,489,932
Algebra & Geometry112 65,152,420
Analytical Science101 148,749,406
Animal behaviour1 506,361
Animal organisms1 1,581,410
Applied Arts HTP1 6,358,107
Artificial Intelligence148 244,062,077
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 931,604
Asymmetric Chemistry15 21,874,065
Atoms & Ions17 10,792,222
Behavioural & experimental eco3 2,922,065
Biochemical engineering6 18,986,494
Bioelectronic Devices5 22,042,473
Bioenergy40 31,560,697
Bioinformatics15 53,346,503
Biological & Medicinal Chem.41 51,391,163
Biomaterials82 117,302,707
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation54 70,877,513
Biomedical neuroscience16 27,278,146
Biomedical sciences3 493,857
Bionanoscience1 1,999,639
Biophysics61 48,649,260
Bioprocess Engineering25 37,965,632
Building Ops & Management37 73,060,937
Carbohydrate Chemistry2 1,020,862
Carbon Capture & Storage35 37,742,143
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis113 122,185,723
Catalysis & enzymology3 830,847
Cells1 4,691,124
Chemical Biology41 66,715,294
Chemical Structure61 53,895,225
Chemical Synthetic Methodology67 103,861,539
Civil Engineering Materials35 18,382,210
Climate & Climate Change3 1,848,807
Coal Technology1 6,550,555
Coastal & Waterway Engineering60 38,939,180
Cognitive Psychology6 3,269,164
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT6 7,556,950
Cold Atomic Species20 28,206,089
Combustion30 21,979,053
Complex fluids & soft solids60 64,496,528
Complexity Science38 78,494,911
Composition1 5,971,211
Comput./Corpus Linguistics13 7,153,575
Computational Linguistics2 441,144
Computer Graphics & Visual.36 69,735,016
Computer Sys. & Architecture51 60,946,813
Condensed Matter Physics95 105,183,495
Conservation Of Art & Textiles2 674,909
Construction Ops & Management16 22,154,763
Continuum Mechanics71 62,434,870
Control Engineering53 72,449,086
Co-ordination Chemistry39 29,120,288
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology8 5,415,621
Data Handling & Storage1 742,513
Design & Testing Technology47 61,886,236
Design Engineering44 53,360,594
Design of Process systems58 100,856,640
Design Processes15 22,694,988
Development (Biosciences)4 2,017,915
Development Geography1 241,076
Developmental Psychology1 559,077
Digital Art & Design4 18,469,869
Digital Arts HTP2 12,062,042
Digital Signal Processing57 73,247,894
Displays3 12,605,199
Drug Formulation & Delivery33 59,106,743
Earth & environmental1 1,581,410
Earth Engineering1 1,000,951
Economics3 8,941,166
Education1 3,444,605
Electric Motor & Drive Systems15 12,598,055
Electrochemical Science & Eng.32 33,054,564
Electromagnetics3 5,706,159
Electronic Devices & Subsys.70 130,859,196
Energy - Conventional20 37,488,868
Energy - Marine & Hydropower33 25,508,893
Energy - Nuclear93 90,024,373
Energy Efficiency121 211,929,437
Energy Storage80 86,054,679
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology37 40,460,140
Environment & Health2 568,459
Environmental biotechnology2 1,112,794
Environmental economics1 5,061
Environmental Planning1 3,567,862
Evolution & populations1 1,190,209
Financial economics1 606,068
Fluid Dynamics87 57,422,620
Food processing6 8,167,679
Food structure/composition3 5,141,921
Fuel Cell Technologies35 51,795,865
Fundamentals of Computing166 139,071,945
Fusion17 194,284,034
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions36 51,320,622
Genomics4 20,469,022
Geohazards1 253,758
Governance2 1,097,691
Ground Engineering44 33,884,022
Heat & Mass Transfer31 39,031,585
High Performance Computing14 7,811,047
Human Communication in ICT25 19,600,440
Human Geography (General)1 3,567,862
Human-Computer Interactions168 215,771,603
Image & Vision Computing71 117,917,122
Industrial-Org/Occupational3 4,195,754
Information & Knowledge Mgmt141 217,579,978
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.83 88,023,493
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 & Optics30 46,491,542
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions27 40,407,399
Logic & Combinatorics38 23,094,263
Macroeconomics1 4,000,602
Macro-molecular delivery3 11,502,994
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena69 68,586,154
Management & Business Studies7 17,468,217
Manufact. Business Strategy10 11,214,330
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt83 162,052,630
Manufacturing Machine & Plant251 370,743,157
Marketing2 1,015,702
Materials Characterisation318 407,042,829
Materials Processing113 224,905,156
Materials Synthesis & Growth303 380,832,218
Materials testing & eng.61 120,066,246
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 100,803
Mathematical Analysis89 57,719,844
Mathematical Aspects of OR29 35,396,995
Mathematical Physics38 26,450,131
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.3 1,544,241
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.211 259,418,579
Med.Instrument.Device&Equip.9 1,397,069
Media & Communication Studies3 12,542,256
Medical Imaging55 83,717,813
Medical science & disease33 57,160,724
Microbiology1 404,819
Microeconomic theory2 842,950
Microsystems38 66,915,463
Mobile Computing54 75,751,472
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.10 16,473,738
Multimedia10 33,271,469
Multiphase Flow24 24,533,559
Music & Acoustic Technology14 27,601,649
Musical Performance1 5,971,211
Networks & Distributed Systems123 182,950,282
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms6 17,342,712
New Media/Web-Based Studies4 25,232,837
Non-linear Systems Mathematics55 76,301,367
Novel industrial products1 7,174,439
Numerical Analysis69 71,749,239
Oil & Gas Extraction2 2,642,452
Operations Management1 11,792
Optical Communications26 63,464,552
Optical Devices & Subsystems56 104,506,691
Optical Phenomena20 26,475,570
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits67 123,261,343
Organisational Studies4 5,199,043
Parallel Computing10 14,093,115
Particle Technology46 55,392,845
Pavement Engineering3 10,894,292
Physical Organic Chemistry29 20,534,317
Plant physiology1 1,190,209
Plant responses to environment1 1,190,209
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion41 33,212,510
Plasmas - Technological8 10,806,017
Political Geography2 7,455,498
Pollution1 6,531,178
Population Ecology3 16,690,971
Power Electronics3 2,683,979
Power Sys Man, Prot & Control5 1,691,675
Power Systems Plant2 3,941,441
Product Design1 5,969,321
Protein chemistry2 389,453
Protein engineering1 1,015,843
Protein folding / misfolding3 1,213,993
Psychology11 11,750,750
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids13 13,603,648
Quantum Optics & Information87 108,670,710
Reactor Engineering18 25,529,181
Recreation/Tourism Geography1 953,078
Regional & Extreme Weather8 3,628,916
Research approaches1 691,643
RF & Microwave Technology93 84,643,151
Rheology12 5,757,939
Robotics & Autonomy110 131,454,813
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 4,650,283
Scattering & Spectroscopy3 7,169,843
Science & Technology Studies1 2,667,741
Separation Processes20 19,678,460
Social Anthropology3 7,652,878
Social Policy3 1,939,656
Social Psychology9 5,266,803
Social Stats., Comp. & Methods1 3,444,605
Social Theory1 775,542
Socio Legal Studies3 2,135,698
Sociology3 4,659,217
Software Engineering91 97,719,258
Soil science6 2,458,999
Solar Technology62 50,704,352
Statistics & Appl. Probability110 190,986,762
Structural biology2 524,187
Structural Engineering53 63,937,847
Surfaces & Interfaces27 25,005,595
Survey & Monitoring2 326,561
Sustainable Energy Networks66 99,165,984
Sustainable Energy Vectors31 56,135,183
Synthetic biology35 54,731,242
System on Chip3 8,226,226
Systems neuroscience1 100,803
Theoretical biology7 31,352,899
Time-Based Media HTP1 6,358,107
Tissue Engineering56 86,178,230
Tools for the biosciences6 5,311,455
Transport Ops & Management37 59,743,836
Underwater Engineering7 7,584,113
Urban & Land Management60 85,800,149
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.29 24,697,455
VLSI Design3 6,402,081
Waste Management10 13,137,111
Waste Minimisation7 7,587,752
Water Engineering83 102,978,622
Wind Power25 31,280,398