The vision for Engineering capability is to identify and tackle fundamental engineering research challenges with the potential for lasting benefit to the UK. To achieve this we will work in partnership with leading researchers, focusing on three specific objectives:
- safeguarding the long-term sustainability of fundamental engineering research
- inspiring current and future leaders of engineering research
- shaping the underpinning research portfolio and better integrating it with societal challenges
The following landscape graphic is deliberately set at the research area level to reflect back to the community the competing investments.
Please select a circle on the image below to navigate to a description of a research area, including details of and reasons for the strategic actions EPSRC intend to take. Select any other part of the image to zoom into it, or view larger version.
To view more details on a research area, including reasons for the strategic actions EPSRC intend to take, please select it.
View an A-Z list of all research areas within the EPSRC portfolio, or all research areas within this theme
Please select a circle on the image above to navigate to a research area, any other part of the image to zoom into it, or view larger version.
Circles represent the total value of EPSRC’s current investment (excluding training) in the research area on 01 April 2011. Figures will be updated in the next financial year. The links shown in the diagram highlight the major connections between research areas within the EPSRC research portfolio.
We still aim to fund research across the Engineering spectrum but in reduce areas this will be on an increased competitive basis. In areas of growth, proposals will still be subject to rigorous peer review to ensure only excellent science is supported.