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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 14,147,390
Aerodynamics91 78,658,662
Ageing: chemistry/biochemistry1 489,366
Agricultural systems2 1,489,932
Algebra & Geometry105 78,771,131
Analytical Science106 151,867,522
Animal & human physiology1 460,716
Animal behaviour1 506,361
Animal organisms1 1,581,410
Artificial Intelligence181 304,527,695
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 931,604
Asymmetric Chemistry19 23,706,054
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
Bioenergy29 21,133,686
Bioinformatics16 20,688,311
Biological & Medicinal Chem.40 39,100,926
Biological membranes3 1,386,306
Biomaterials91 104,009,253
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation50 70,285,501
Biomedical neuroscience6 7,744,176
Biomedical sciences6 2,214,040
Bionanoscience5 4,375,230
Biophysics76 59,258,233
Bioprocess Engineering24 36,293,378
Building Ops & Management34 49,905,201
Carbon Capture & Storage25 25,847,456
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis104 108,729,792
Catalysis & enzymology3 972,367
Cells1 1,520,745
Chemical Biology45 44,839,346
Chemical Structure44 43,364,941
Chemical Synthetic Methodology77 93,128,226
Civil Engineering Materials26 40,102,042
Climate & Climate Change2 433,471
Coastal & Waterway Engineering51 48,291,233
Cognitive Psychology5 3,061,064
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT2 1,056,088
Cold Atomic Species25 30,522,449
Combustion26 12,391,803
Complex fluids & soft solids64 54,593,637
Complexity Science25 49,117,770
Comput./Corpus Linguistics11 6,324,382
Computational Linguistics6 1,746,290
Computer Graphics & Visual.33 59,075,854
Computer Sys. & Architecture37 70,059,614
Condensed Matter Physics99 96,143,146
Conservation Of Art & Textiles2 674,909
Construction Ops & Management9 14,166,600
Continuum Mechanics82 86,595,244
Control Engineering47 55,557,750
Co-ordination Chemistry35 25,216,276
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology7 6,012,682
Data Handling & Storage1 742,513
Design & Testing Technology52 78,303,542
Design Engineering57 73,601,417
Design of Process systems57 109,549,306
Design Processes11 14,949,615
Development (Biosciences)8 3,417,201
Developmental Psychology1 559,077
Digital Art & Design1 5,973,032
Digital Signal Processing63 79,630,929
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 Systems19 21,464,377
Electrochemical Science & Eng.22 21,023,860
Electromagnetics4 2,024,022
Electronic Devices & Subsys.67 110,477,843
Elements of Education1 1,467,376
Energy - Conventional17 12,445,487
Energy - Marine & Hydropower20 25,896,834
Energy - Nuclear89 80,019,490
Energy Efficiency105 200,921,243
Energy Storage83 153,719,439
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 Dynamics103 65,128,279
Food processing5 8,020,476
Food structure/composition4 6,107,831
Fuel Cell Technologies28 41,005,467
Fundamentals of Computing155 173,512,559
Fusion16 13,539,219
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions36 51,081,996
Genomics1 3,552,382
Governance2 1,097,691
Ground Engineering41 41,825,530
Heat & Mass Transfer32 42,372,005
High Performance Computing12 20,653,873
Human Communication in ICT25 22,201,441
Human-Computer Interactions158 234,587,497
ICT and education3 982,155
Image & Vision Computing76 135,501,535
Industrial-Org/Occupational3 4,164,268
Information & Knowledge Mgmt169 250,370,514
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.83 78,491,389
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 Interactions37 51,621,446
Logic & Combinatorics38 31,487,511
Macroeconomics1 4,000,602
Macro-molecular delivery5 21,775,448
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena60 58,441,144
Management & Business Studies3 2,007,972
Manufact. Business Strategy6 13,165,997
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt89 188,490,551
Manufacturing Machine & Plant253 374,776,976
Marketing2 1,015,702
Materials Characterisation313 390,411,580
Materials Processing115 195,976,018
Materials Synthesis & Growth267 352,570,771
Materials testing & eng.57 106,806,116
Mathematical & Statistic Psych2 1,181,449
Mathematical Analysis82 57,568,570
Mathematical Aspects of OR23 42,801,738
Mathematical Physics35 32,013,738
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.1 579,374
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.222 273,100,296
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
Microsystems47 65,378,088
Mobile Computing56 71,285,324
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.5 10,667,537
Multimedia3 8,134,212
Multiphase Flow23 15,159,001
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology13 20,633,740
Networks & Distributed Systems127 172,167,399
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms4 6,049,669
New Media/Web-Based Studies1 5,996,356
Non-linear Systems Mathematics50 67,397,139
Novel industrial products1 321,432
Numerical Analysis61 68,270,473
Oil & Gas Extraction1 373,234
Optical Communications29 50,730,680
Optical Devices & Subsystems48 99,873,300
Optical Phenomena13 10,233,771
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits80 117,219,788
Organisational Studies3 4,636,807
Parallel Computing7 14,003,996
Particle Technology44 57,915,918
Pavement Engineering2 1,209,776
Physical Organic Chemistry29 16,951,093
Plant physiology1 1,190,209
Plant responses to environment1 1,190,209
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion33 37,401,058
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 engineering1 1,015,843
Protein folding / misfolding3 1,213,993
Psychology15 8,604,555
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids15 14,467,890
Quantum Optics & Information84 111,330,668
Reactor Engineering16 21,903,660
Recreation/Tourism Geography1 953,078
Regional & Extreme Weather8 3,628,916
RF & Microwave Technology83 74,588,133
Rheology9 8,712,598
Robotics & Autonomy116 188,142,030
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 Processes18 13,885,453
Social Anthropology2 6,771,898
Social Policy3 1,939,656
Social Psychology7 5,351,255
Social Theory1 775,542
Socio Legal Studies3 2,135,698
Sociology3 1,340,911
Software Engineering100 94,519,687
Soil science7 3,827,029
Solar Technology67 57,589,582
Statistics & Appl. Probability97 186,344,181
Structural biology12 21,547,345
Structural Engineering60 84,599,954
Surfaces & Interfaces26 23,290,706
Survey & Monitoring3 3,531,532
Sustainable Energy Networks48 82,713,557
Sustainable Energy Vectors21 37,759,838
Synthetic biology38 49,778,809
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.20 16,598,304
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