Is there a good word for giving motivation to a topic and that can be used in the following manner:
Our research on the cultural history of industrial adhesives is [blank] by the entire lack of scientific literature on that topic.
The study of spontaneous wood combustion is [blank] by the traditional use of wooden furniture.
Note that I am looking for a word that can be used in passive in the above examples.
It seems that some people would use 'motivated' in the above examples, but to my understanding, this can only be used as in 'to motivate people'.