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.

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 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.