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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
Aerodynamics82 72,416,379
Ageing: chemistry/biochemistry1 475,926
Agricultural systems2 1,489,932
Algebra & Geometry109 65,367,314
Analytical Science105 153,145,806
Animal behaviour1 506,361
Animal organisms1 1,581,410
Applied Arts HTP1 6,358,107
Artificial Intelligence144 244,584,751
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 931,604
Asymmetric Chemistry15 21,874,065
Atoms & Ions15 10,284,546
Behavioural & experimental eco3 2,922,065
Biochemical engineering7 19,087,471
Bioelectronic Devices5 22,042,473
Bioenergy39 30,072,688
Bioinformatics16 54,695,415
Biological & Medicinal Chem.46 54,293,993
Biological membranes2 480,019
Biomaterials82 115,796,291
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation45 66,668,192
Biomedical neuroscience14 25,976,732
Biomedical sciences3 940,959
Bionanoscience1 1,999,639
Biophysics62 45,747,301
Bioprocess Engineering24 37,357,021
Building Ops & Management39 74,106,025
Carbohydrate Chemistry2 1,020,862
Carbon Capture & Storage35 40,471,509
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis112 120,136,586
Catalysis & enzymology3 972,367
Cells1 4,691,124
Chemical Biology44 66,579,724
Chemical Structure54 50,713,047
Chemical Synthetic Methodology73 106,307,469
Civil Engineering Materials36 47,455,967
Climate & Climate Change3 1,848,807
Coal Technology1 6,550,555
Coastal & Waterway Engineering49 47,148,202
Cognitive Psychology6 3,269,164
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT6 7,556,950
Cold Atomic Species23 35,979,499
Combustion31 22,972,736
Complex fluids & soft solids57 59,591,244
Complexity Science35 73,759,953
Composition1 5,971,211
Comput./Corpus Linguistics12 6,777,973
Computational Linguistics3 541,994
Computer Graphics & Visual.35 71,578,477
Computer Sys. & Architecture42 59,689,207
Condensed Matter Physics95 109,342,602
Conservation Of Art & Textiles2 674,909
Construction Ops & Management14 21,775,368
Continuum Mechanics70 66,718,329
Control Engineering53 67,177,810
Co-ordination Chemistry37 29,232,127
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology7 5,800,069
Data Handling & Storage1 742,513
Design & Testing Technology41 60,238,061
Design Engineering48 62,498,014
Design of Process systems57 100,248,028
Design Processes14 20,835,008
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 Processing58 74,004,497
Displays3 12,605,199
Drug Formulation & Delivery35 60,374,758
Earth & environmental1 1,581,410
Earth Engineering1 1,000,951
Economics3 8,941,166
Electric Motor & Drive Systems14 12,561,335
Electrochemical Science & Eng.27 30,283,000
Electromagnetics5 2,124,975
Electronic Devices & Subsys.71 133,725,781
Energy - Conventional23 38,876,423
Energy - Marine & Hydropower34 27,630,231
Energy - Nuclear88 85,924,142
Energy Efficiency120 226,985,322
Energy Storage73 82,008,007
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology38 49,931,325
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 Dynamics86 62,356,174
Food processing6 8,167,679
Food structure/composition3 5,141,921
Fuel Cell Technologies34 46,182,396
Fundamentals of Computing163 136,860,061
Fusion17 9,795,248
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions35 50,639,490
Genomics4 20,469,022
Geohazards1 253,758
Governance2 1,097,691
Ground Engineering44 42,852,238
Heat & Mass Transfer29 40,078,329
High Performance Computing13 8,821,286
Human Communication in ICT27 20,946,892
Human Geography (General)1 3,567,862
Human-Computer Interactions171 219,074,449
Image & Vision Computing66 118,489,844
Industrial-Org/Occupational3 4,195,754
Information & Knowledge Mgmt153 224,853,224
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.80 88,619,963
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 & Optics35 48,794,496
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions35 52,963,667
Logic & Combinatorics39 23,102,562
Macroeconomics1 4,000,602
Macro-molecular delivery3 11,502,994
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena69 69,937,331
Management & Business Studies6 14,023,612
Manufact. Business Strategy9 10,912,018
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt69 151,562,318
Manufacturing Machine & Plant236 365,022,603
Marketing2 1,015,702
Materials Characterisation316 422,867,098
Materials Processing112 229,815,028
Materials Synthesis & Growth295 380,110,309
Materials testing & eng.60 119,553,653
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 100,803
Mathematical Analysis86 56,788,526
Mathematical Aspects of OR30 37,360,552
Mathematical Physics37 26,854,345
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.3 1,544,241
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.217 264,756,752
Med.Instrument.Device&Equip.14 4,243,760
Media & Communication Studies3 12,542,256
Medical Imaging56 85,765,457
Medical science & disease29 55,796,395
Microbiology1 404,819
Microeconomic theory2 842,950
Microsystems41 72,969,973
Mobile Computing53 77,574,458
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.9 16,433,182
Multimedia10 33,271,469
Multiphase Flow24 24,533,559
Music & Acoustic Technology14 27,601,649
Musical Performance1 5,971,211
Networks & Distributed Systems137 178,582,021
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms7 17,872,566
New Media/Web-Based Studies4 25,232,837
Non-linear Systems Mathematics54 75,225,708
Novel industrial products1 7,174,439
Numerical Analysis69 70,574,875
Oil & Gas Extraction1 985,943
Optical Communications29 63,583,441
Optical Devices & Subsystems59 114,422,696
Optical Phenomena18 23,061,116
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits69 128,730,189
Organisational Studies4 5,199,043
Parallel Computing8 13,380,029
Particle Technology42 53,940,090
Pavement Engineering4 12,002,988
Physical Organic Chemistry25 17,719,389
Plant physiology1 1,190,209
Plant responses to environment1 1,190,209
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion42 35,873,566
Plasmas - Technological8 11,332,931
Political Geography2 7,455,498
Pollution1 6,531,178
Population Ecology3 16,690,971
Power Electronics7 5,353,928
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
Psychology10 11,711,295
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids15 14,090,982
Quantum Optics & Information89 117,330,523
Reactor Engineering20 26,956,111
Recreation/Tourism Geography1 953,078
Regional & Extreme Weather8 3,628,916
Research approaches1 691,643
RF & Microwave Technology93 82,103,641
Rheology11 5,675,869
Robotics & Autonomy115 129,536,149
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 4,650,283
Scattering & Spectroscopy3 2,274,668
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 98,909,248
Soil science6 2,458,999
Solar Technology63 50,839,074
Statistics & Appl. Probability101 188,632,132
Structural biology3 624,515
Structural Engineering56 81,050,082
Surfaces & Interfaces28 25,881,246
Survey & Monitoring5 3,858,093
Sustainable Energy Networks66 104,021,529
Sustainable Energy Vectors29 51,933,271
Synthetic biology37 55,971,904
System on Chip3 8,226,226
Systems neuroscience1 100,803
Theoretical biology6 30,150,515
Time-Based Media HTP1 6,358,107
Tissue Engineering55 85,236,657
Tools for the biosciences7 5,412,534
Transport Ops & Management30 55,263,977
Underwater Engineering7 7,584,113
Urban & Land Management63 83,079,765
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.26 22,981,778
VLSI Design3 6,402,081
Waste Management9 12,834,799
Waste Minimisation5 7,206,412
Water Engineering87 122,058,273
Wind Power32 37,617,097