Remit, programmes and priorities - EPSRC

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Areas we fund

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) supports research and talent in engineering and the physical sciences.

We fund research, support talent and innovation, and invest in facilities in areas including:

  • chemistry
  • engineering
  • information and communications technologies
  • materials
  • mathematical sciences
  • physics.

EPSRC’s remit is not limited to these areas. But the majority of research we support must be in engineering and the physical sciences.

You can also find out more about who we fund and the research facilities and resources we invest in.

Check if your research is within EPSRC’s remit

Before making a research proposal, you can check if your research is suitable for EPSRC funding. It’s a good idea to do this if your research is interdisciplinary or not clearly within EPSRC’s research areas.

You should also consider how your research contributes to EPSRC’s research portfolio and strategic priorities. This is particularly important if you want to apply for a standard research grant (a funding opportunity open to a wide range of research and approaches within EPSRC’s remit).

Last updated: 16 March 2022

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