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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 78,948,904
Analytical Science97 133,868,728
Animal & human physiology1 460,716
Animal behaviour1 506,361
Animal organisms1 1,581,410
Artificial Intelligence170 293,466,067
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 931,604
Asymmetric Chemistry18 23,154,027
Atoms & Ions18 12,159,707
Behavioural & experimental eco3 2,922,065
Biochemical engineering7 19,087,471
Biochemistry & physiology1 1,541,002
Bioelectronic Devices5 10,925,425
Bioenergy28 20,699,319
Bioinformatics10 18,204,711
Biological & Medicinal Chem.37 28,351,320
Biological membranes2 480,019
Biomaterials85 100,485,171
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation46 67,937,035
Biomedical neuroscience6 7,744,176
Biomedical sciences4 1,915,654
Bionanoscience2 3,387,753
Biophysics65 58,163,444
Bioprocess Engineering24 36,293,378
Building Ops & Management35 51,129,183
Carbon Capture & Storage26 26,530,282
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis101 104,296,807
Catalysis & enzymology3 972,367
Cells1 1,520,745
Chemical Biology39 34,680,082
Chemical Structure48 38,701,173
Chemical Synthetic Methodology74 83,389,236
Civil Engineering Materials26 40,102,042
Climate & Climate Change2 433,471
Coastal & Waterway Engineering53 49,858,579
Cognitive Psychology6 3,269,164
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT2 1,056,088
Cold Atomic Species23 29,314,709
Combustion27 13,393,108
Complex fluids & soft solids58 56,615,315
Complexity Science24 42,788,731
Comput./Corpus Linguistics11 6,324,382
Computational Linguistics5 1,614,612
Computer Graphics & Visual.30 57,891,522
Computer Sys. & Architecture40 71,723,568
Condensed Matter Physics95 92,752,194
Conservation Of Art & Textiles2 674,909
Construction Ops & Management10 15,390,582
Continuum Mechanics84 87,463,053
Control Engineering47 55,027,489
Co-ordination Chemistry36 26,125,246
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology6 4,919,088
Data Handling & Storage1 742,513
Design & Testing Technology46 68,514,328
Design Engineering58 75,224,600
Design of Process systems56 104,007,654
Design Processes12 16,872,861
Development (Biosciences)8 3,417,201
Development Geography1 241,076
Developmental Psychology1 559,077
Digital Art & Design1 5,973,032
Digital Signal Processing64 83,030,275
Displays2 5,415,534
Drug Formulation & Delivery34 59,077,313
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.26 22,712,611
Electromagnetics5 2,124,975
Electronic Devices & Subsys.68 113,748,610
Elements of Education1 1,467,376
Energy - Conventional18 18,816,642
Energy - Marine & Hydropower21 25,945,948
Energy - Nuclear95 80,206,003
Energy Efficiency102 203,934,015
Energy Storage79 149,181,666
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 economics1 606,068
Fluid Dynamics100 58,126,585
Food processing5 8,020,476
Food structure/composition3 5,141,921
Fuel Cell Technologies28 41,398,666
Fundamentals of Computing155 174,026,029
Fusion16 9,468,987
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions37 51,717,051
Genomics1 3,552,382
Geohazards1 253,758
Governance2 1,097,691
Ground Engineering43 47,350,579
Heat & Mass Transfer32 42,372,005
High Performance Computing13 7,793,437
Human Communication in ICT25 21,668,327
Human-Computer Interactions157 235,268,660
Image & Vision Computing75 133,747,447
Industrial-Org/Occupational3 4,164,268
Information & Knowledge Mgmt154 239,290,982
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 52,465,845
Logic & Combinatorics39 31,684,972
Macroeconomics1 4,000,602
Macro-molecular delivery6 21,914,202
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena61 57,955,710
Management & Business Studies3 2,007,972
Manufact. Business Strategy7 13,575,415
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt84 185,422,177
Manufacturing Machine & Plant247 360,637,306
Marketing2 1,015,702
Materials Characterisation305 383,469,941
Materials Processing110 187,506,232
Materials Synthesis & Growth273 356,734,930
Materials testing & eng.57 106,379,213
Mathematical & Statistic Psych2 1,181,449
Mathematical Analysis87 59,305,730
Mathematical Aspects of OR27 44,309,583
Mathematical Physics35 31,945,213
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.210 266,508,338
Med.Instrument.Device&Equip.17 4,723,429
Media & Communication Studies2 6,838,320
Medical Imaging62 92,720,007
Medical science & disease10 14,523,992
Microbiology1 404,819
Microeconomic theory2 842,950
Microsystems46 65,246,952
Mobile Computing54 69,665,287
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.5 10,667,537
Multimedia4 8,543,630
Multiphase Flow22 14,819,392
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology12 20,011,218
Networks & Distributed Systems124 170,653,676
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms4 6,049,669
New Media/Web-Based Studies1 5,996,356
Non-linear Systems Mathematics50 67,535,680
Novel industrial products1 321,432
Numerical Analysis69 71,810,765
Optical Communications28 50,361,836
Optical Devices & Subsystems45 97,697,207
Optical Phenomena13 10,233,771
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits79 117,269,042
Organisational Studies2 4,442,530
Parallel Computing8 14,853,408
Particle Technology45 58,054,672
Pavement Engineering2 1,209,776
Physical Organic Chemistry31 17,272,399
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 & Control2 341,984
Power Systems Plant1 1,944,441
Product Design1 5,973,032
Protein chemistry2 1,493,826
Protein engineering1 1,015,843
Protein folding / misfolding3 1,213,993
Psychology7 4,582,764
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 Technology87 74,891,842
Rheology10 9,709,650
Robotics & Autonomy109 184,181,822
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 Psychology6 4,257,661
Social Theory1 775,542
Socio Legal Studies3 2,135,698
Sociology2 1,091,355
Software Engineering97 92,643,461
Soil science6 2,458,999
Solar Technology67 58,206,668
Statistics & Appl. Probability95 183,418,017
Structural biology3 624,515
Structural Engineering62 80,396,904
Surfaces & Interfaces27 23,518,194
Survey & Monitoring4 3,785,290
Sustainable Energy Networks46 80,353,066
Sustainable Energy Vectors21 37,759,838
Synthetic biology37 48,894,610
System on Chip2 4,615,584
Systems neuroscience1 100,803
Theoretical biology2 9,757,151
Tissue Engineering52 57,781,642
Tools for the biosciences7 5,412,534
Transport Ops & Management26 34,979,455
Underwater Engineering3 7,271,032
Urban & Land Management58 71,049,275
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.21 17,090,893
VLSI Design3 6,402,081
Waste Management8 6,888,943
Waste Minimisation7 9,031,348
Water Engineering80 125,861,741
Water Quality1 4,889,812
Wind Power30 39,198,246