Evaluation of the Spark pilot: Identifying novel and unconventional research by doubleblinded peer review
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This report presents the results of an evaluation of the Spark pilot, a research funding instrument which was piloted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) in 2019 and 2020 to enable rapid funding of unconventional research ideas. The evaluation report was commissioned by the SNSF, to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the funding instrument, and to provide the SNSF with recommendations on a possible future Spark funding instrument.