c. When do I have to tick the category "use-inspired basic research"?

Projects may be use-inspired in different ways, depending on the discipline. For this reason the SNSF does not offer a definitive definition of this category.

Instead we have compiled a list of typical characteristics, such as: The project aims to solve a practical problem. The research group includes stakeholders from practice. The results will be made accessible to a lay public outside academia. If several of the above-mentioned characteristics are given, the project is likely to be use-inspired.

Characteristics of use-inspired basic research