• Call opens: 1st September 2020
  • Call deadline: CLOSED
  • Second pilot call: Autumn 2021
  • Funding: € 20.000 – € 60.000, 6-12 months
  • Submission: https://calls.lbg.ac.at/login
  • Submission Language: English
  • Assessment period: December 2020 – January  2021
  • Decision: February 2021​
  • Project start: March 2021

Call and Criteria

The first call opens on 1st September 2020. 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 (https://calls.lbg.ac.at/login) until 31st October 2020 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)?
Impact To which extent do the proposed involvement activities add value to the target group and/or society?
To which extent do the proposed involvement activities add value to the research processes or research activities?
Implementation To which extent is the implementation 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?
Feasibility To which extent are the proposed involvement activities feasible in terms of budget and timeline?

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 (16-25 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.

First PPIE Call: Projects

The 11 projects selected in the first PPIE call are showcased here.

PPIE projects