Call and Criteria

The first call opens on 1st September 2021. Applicants may apply for minimum EUR 20.000 and up to EUR 60.000 (including overhead costs) for patient and public involvement activities. Planned activities must be directly linked to and occurred in patient and public involvement activities in research. Important: Personnel costs of researchers and other administrative personnel are not eligible in this call (only as part of the overhead costs). Please find a detailed description of costs in the Implementation Guideline. The first call consists of a total of € 600.000, which means that at minimum 10 projects can be supported.

In order to further develop PPIE activities in Austria and to better understand the needs, funded projects are asked to take part in a survey at the end of the term. The survey will help us to better adapt the facilitation program to the needs of the community.

Applications must be submitted online via the LBG calls platform ( until 31st October 2021 at 5pm CET. All necessary documents are found in the download section.

Please find a detailed description of the evaluation process and the criteria in the Implementation Guideline (see below).

The LBG PPIE Team checks the ‘level of involvement’ and ‘study level’ and forwards eligible applications to a panel of external experts for assessment. The Panel evaluates the proposal based on 4 main criteria and accompanying questions. Each criterion can score a maximum of 5 points.

Criteria Guiding questions
Quality of
To which extent does the level of involvement and study level address the scope of the call (active and meaningful involvement of patients and the public)?
Is there active and meaningful involvement of patients and/or the public?
Does the proposal reflect the pilot call’s understanding of participation?
Impact of involvement To which extent do the proposed involvement activities add value to the target group and/or society?
Is a continuation of participation beyond the project plausible? Can other projects/stakeholders/institutions benefit from the project’s planned outcome?
Implementation Are the planned participation activities sufficiently and comprehensibly described?
To which extent is the work plan adequate to the proposed activities and aims in terms of methods used, frequency of involvement, number and diversity of patient and/or public involved?
Are the described evaluation efforts reasonable and adequate
Feasibility To which extent are the proposed involvement activities feasible in terms of budget and time line?

Selection Panel

The panel of experts is an external and independent body to ensure an objective assessment of applications of the PPIE call. The panel of experts consists of following representatives:

  • Two international senior researchers in the field of patient and public involvement,
  • two representatives of the public thereof one patient and one public member in the field of public health and
  • two young persons (16-30 years) with basic knowledge of scientific processes.

All experts represent different perspectives on participatory practices and map different stakes because of their backgrounds and different forms of knowledge.

Funded PPIE projects

Click below to find the PPIE funded projects