About us

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is the main funding body for engineering and physical sciences research in the UK. By investing in research and postgraduate training, we are building the knowledge and skills base needed to address the scientific and technological challenges facing the nation.

Our portfolio covers a vast range of fields from healthcare technologies to structural engineering, manufacturing to mathematics, advanced materials to chemistry. The research we fund has impact across all sectors. It provides a platform for future UK prosperity by contributing to a healthy, connected, resilient, productive nation.

EPSRC is part of UK Research and Innovation, a new body which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish. We aim to maximise the contribution of each of our component parts, working individually and collectively. We work with our many partners to benefit everyone through knowledge, talent and ideas. For more information visit UK Research and Innovation.

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

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

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Organisation of EPSRC

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) forms part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), alongside seven other Research Councils, Innovate UK and Research England.

The history of EPSRC The history of EPSRC
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Our governance and advisory bodies

EPSRC Council consists of the Executive Chair and12 ordinary members. The Executive Chair is be responsible for the development and approval of the EPSRC Strategic Delivery Plan, and is responsible for delivery against the Plans.

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International engagement

Research is an international endeavour and many of the challenges that we face are global. Our strategy for international engagement is to maintain the UK’s position for high-quality research and training, and to provide opportunities for researchers to collaborate internationally.

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Access to information

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

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Logos and visual identity

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

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Work for Us

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

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Contact us

Contact information for EPSRC.

People

Profiles of people associated with EPSRC including Fellows, Council members and EPSRC staff.