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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
Acoustics24 17,734,102
Aerodynamics80 70,738,630
Ageing: chemistry/biochemistry1 475,926
Agricultural systems2 1,489,932
Algebra & Geometry109 64,558,009
Analytical Science106 152,108,342
Animal behaviour1 506,361
Animal organisms1 1,581,410
Applied Arts HTP1 6,358,107
Artificial Intelligence149 245,146,994
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 931,604
Asymmetric Chemistry15 21,874,065
Atoms & Ions15 9,741,851
Behavioural & experimental eco3 2,922,065
Biochemical engineering6 18,986,494
Bioelectronic Devices5 22,042,473
Bioenergy39 30,875,291
Bioinformatics16 54,465,122
Biological & Medicinal Chem.42 52,897,336
Biological membranes1 100,328
Biomaterials78 114,910,298
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation53 70,653,190
Biomedical neuroscience14 25,976,732
Biomedical sciences2 305,450
Bionanoscience1 1,999,639
Biophysics61 48,387,711
Bioprocess Engineering24 37,357,021
Building Ops & Management37 73,904,208
Carbohydrate Chemistry2 1,020,862
Carbon Capture & Storage35 40,471,509
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis115 123,462,810
Catalysis & enzymology3 830,847
Cells1 4,691,124
Chemical Biology43 67,997,915
Chemical Structure56 53,111,598
Chemical Synthetic Methodology72 105,748,223
Civil Engineering Materials32 35,082,801
Climate & Climate Change3 1,848,807
Coal Technology1 6,550,555
Coastal & Waterway Engineering62 58,281,843
Cognitive Psychology6 3,269,164
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT6 7,556,950
Cold Atomic Species22 35,605,003
Combustion32 23,405,983
Complex fluids & soft solids58 64,398,595
Complexity Science35 73,759,953
Composition1 5,971,211
Comput./Corpus Linguistics12 6,777,973
Computational Linguistics3 541,994
Computer Graphics & Visual.38 72,089,371
Computer Sys. & Architecture50 60,554,096
Condensed Matter Physics90 104,104,159
Conservation Of Art & Textiles2 674,909
Construction Ops & Management14 21,775,368
Continuum Mechanics69 61,942,374
Control Engineering52 67,087,088
Co-ordination Chemistry37 29,182,338
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology9 5,860,479
Data Handling & Storage1 742,513
Design & Testing Technology42 60,743,448
Design Engineering41 52,674,596
Design of Process systems57 100,248,028
Design Processes15 22,694,988
Development (Biosciences)5 2,281,081
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 58,689,958
Earth & environmental1 1,581,410
Earth Engineering1 1,000,951
Economics3 8,941,166
Electric Motor & Drive Systems13 11,301,935
Electrochemical Science & Eng.27 30,279,543
Electromagnetics2 1,087,735
Electronic Devices & Subsys.70 131,047,995
Energy - Conventional21 38,757,783
Energy - Marine & Hydropower29 23,597,051
Energy - Nuclear90 86,474,843
Energy Efficiency122 230,674,713
Energy Storage77 82,102,526
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology36 38,662,729
Environment & Health4 2,712,700
Environmental biotechnology2 1,112,794
Environmental economics1 5,061
Environmental Informatics1 1,118,619
Environmental Planning1 3,567,862
Evolution & populations1 1,190,209
Financial economics1 606,068
Fluid Dynamics83 56,009,347
Food processing6 8,167,679
Food structure/composition3 5,141,921
Fuel Cell Technologies34 46,182,396
Fundamentals of Computing172 137,313,244
Fusion17 9,795,248
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions37 51,923,544
Genomics4 20,469,022
Geohazards1 253,758
Governance2 1,097,691
Ground Engineering46 43,905,690
Heat & Mass Transfer30 40,175,458
High Performance Computing13 7,540,430
Human Communication in ICT27 20,942,815
Human Geography (General)1 3,567,862
Human-Computer Interactions173 219,233,269
Image & Vision Computing69 118,638,539
Industrial-Org/Occupational3 4,195,754
Information & Knowledge Mgmt157 220,878,730
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.83 89,814,910
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 & Optics34 47,652,193
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions34 56,582,505
Logic & Combinatorics38 23,004,761
Macroeconomics1 4,000,602
Macro-molecular delivery3 11,502,994
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena70 70,306,262
Management & Business Studies6 14,023,612
Manufact. Business Strategy9 10,912,018
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt73 153,676,920
Manufacturing Machine & Plant236 358,535,226
Marketing2 1,015,702
Materials Characterisation313 410,552,816
Materials Processing111 222,823,212
Materials Synthesis & Growth298 377,299,394
Materials testing & eng.60 119,147,940
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 100,803
Mathematical Analysis84 55,680,788
Mathematical Aspects of OR29 36,698,177
Mathematical Physics37 26,358,866
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.3 1,544,241
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.211 261,655,243
Med.Instrument.Device&Equip.9 1,397,069
Media & Communication Studies3 12,542,256
Medical Imaging54 84,690,227
Medical science & disease30 56,262,839
Microbiology1 404,819
Microeconomic theory2 842,950
Microsystems38 66,915,463
Mobile Computing54 76,687,160
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 Systems140 178,159,001
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms7 17,872,566
New Media/Web-Based Studies4 25,232,837
Non-linear Systems Mathematics52 74,726,684
Novel industrial products1 7,174,439
Numerical Analysis67 70,365,231
Oil & Gas Extraction1 985,943
Optical Communications27 62,794,456
Optical Devices & Subsystems60 114,435,520
Optical Phenomena18 26,277,171
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits68 130,344,694
Organisational Studies4 5,199,043
Parallel Computing9 13,822,497
Particle Technology42 53,940,090
Pavement Engineering4 12,002,988
Physical Organic Chemistry27 20,339,598
Plant physiology1 1,190,209
Plant responses to environment1 1,190,209
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion43 35,087,443
Plasmas - Technological9 11,403,333
Political Geography2 7,455,498
Pollution1 6,531,178
Population Ecology3 16,690,971
Power Electronics4 2,818,556
Power Sys Man, Prot & Control5 1,691,675
Power Systems Plant2 3,941,441
Product Design1 5,969,321
Protein chemistry3 1,594,798
Protein engineering1 1,015,843
Protein folding / misfolding3 1,213,993
Psychology11 11,750,750
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids14 13,716,486
Quantum Optics & Information90 115,044,239
Reactor Engineering20 26,956,111
Recreation/Tourism Geography1 953,078
Regional & Extreme Weather8 3,628,916
Research approaches1 691,643
RF & Microwave Technology96 81,822,648
Rheology11 5,675,869
Robotics & Autonomy115 129,532,932
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 4,650,283
Scattering & Spectroscopy3 7,169,843
Science & Technology Studies1 2,667,741
Science and Technology Studies1 1,485,560
Separation Processes21 19,555,822
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 Engineering98 97,720,758
Soil science6 2,458,999
Solar Technology63 49,898,654
Statistics & Appl. Probability103 188,776,335
Structural biology3 624,515
Structural Engineering54 80,743,626
Surfaces & Interfaces27 25,005,595
Survey & Monitoring5 3,858,093
Sustainable Energy Networks68 113,711,943
Sustainable Energy Vectors29 51,933,271
Synthetic biology36 55,373,595
System on Chip3 8,226,226
Systems neuroscience1 100,803
Theoretical biology6 30,150,515
Time-Based Media HTP1 6,358,107
Tissue Engineering54 83,666,667
Tools for the biosciences6 5,311,455
Transport Ops & Management35 56,207,699
Underwater Engineering7 7,584,113
Urban & Land Management58 81,290,198
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.26 22,981,778
VLSI Design3 6,402,081
Waste Management9 12,834,799
Waste Minimisation6 7,287,658
Water Engineering89 134,815,446
Wind Power24 32,249,186