Balancing Capability is one of three strategies in EPSRC's Strategic Plan and is an important part of managing our portfolio of investments. It aligns our portfolio to areas of UK strength and national importance. Our strategy has enabled us to champion excellence and invest in research of the highest quality in addition to securing better value for the taxpayer. Through this strategy, EPSRC supports a balanced portfolio that nurtures both discovery and challenge-led research - a balance that is achieved through our engagement with the academics, business and government to influence, respond and adapt to a changing research landscape.
We are now reviewing the research area rationales to reflect how the research base has changed over the last five years. This will enable us to align these with our ambitions for the next five years. We are inviting input from the research base and wider stakeholders to help identify further evidence to support our own evidence, knowledge and analysis.
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