Physical sciences

The vision for Physical sciences capability is to support UK scientists to deliver the very best research and training to meet the future scientific needs across the science base. This needs to be set in the context of the national provision and also how the UK competes in these areas internationally.

To deliver this aspiration and ensure that we will provide the flow of people needed to sustain capability at all career stages in areas of strategic importance we have mapped the whole portfolio and highlighted those areas with strategies where we wish to encourage a shift in the current levels of investment. The following landscape graphic is deliberately set at the research area level to reflect back to the community the competing investments.

View an A-Z list of all research areas within the EPSRC portfolio, or all research areas within this theme.

We still aim to fund research across the physical sciences 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.