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About us

EPSRC is the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences, investing more than £800 million a year in a broad range of subjects – from mathematics to materials science, and from information technology to structural engineering.

For more information about what we do, our priorities and how we implement our strategy, please read through our Implementing the Delivery Plan section.

For specific information about the research and training we support, please read through the our portfolio section.


EPSRC is a non-departmental public body principally funded through the Science Budget by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). We employ around 230 staff in Swindon.

Senior staff, Grants operations, Chief Executive's office

The history of EPSRC

The history of EPSRC, including our Royal Charter.

Our beginnings, Royal Charter - 2003, Royal Charter - 1994

Our governance and advisory bodies

EPSRC Council is our senior decision making body which is responsible for determining our policy, priorities and strategy, taking advice from the Strategic Advisory Network.

Council, Appointments Assurance Committee, Resource Audit Committee, Recruitment of strategic advisory bodies, Strategic Advisory Network ...

Facts and figures

We support research into engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry, materials science, information and communications technologies.

Mission and vision, Budget and finances, EPSRC-funded centres, Key publications, Our research

Service standards and policies

Our performance and service standards and what to do if you think we are not fulfilling them.

Our service standards, Employment policies, standards and guidance, Research admin standards, Complaints procedure, Scientific misconduct ...


Find out about who we are working with, and how you can get involved in strategy development and peer review.

Current strategic partnerships, International partnerships, UK regions, Who we're working with, Get involved ...

Access to information

How to make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and how we handle personal information.

Freedom of information requests, Appeal against non-disclosure, EPSRC commitment to freedom of information, EPSRC Freedom of Information publication scheme, Data protection requests ...

EPSRC logos and visual identity

Download copies of EPSRC's logo in various styles and formats, along with the identity guidelines.

Work for Us

Information about current vacancies at EPSRC, staff benefits and hints about applying.

Current opportunities, Hints and tips, Our culture and values, Meet our people, Staff benefits

Contact us

EPSRC web site contacts

How to find us, Feedback