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Babson Faculty Research Fund (BFRF)

The mandate of the Babson Faculty Research Fund is to encourage and support a variety of thought leadership and research activities, with the following objectives paramount:

  • to sustain, enhance, and renew the intellectual vitality of faculty by supporting the building of intellectual capital through meritorious research;
  • and to increase the public visibility and academic reputation of the College and its faculty, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

The Babson Faculty Research Fund is here to serve faculty members in all stages of their research activities. The BFRF, through a competitive process, provides financial support for meritorious faculty research projects.

In addition to supporting individual faculty research projects, the BFRF engages in other activities throughout the year to keep the Babson faculty and staff informed about ongoing research, faculty research publications and presentations, and funding opportunities. The BFRF sponsors programs that feature faculty research presentations, and publishes newsletters, Research@Babson College, Annual Reports, and a Working Paper series.​



 BFRF Proposal Deadline

The Babson Faculty Research Fund is accepting applications for 2015-2016 academic year course releases and 2015 summer stipends.  See Research Proposals​ for application information.



 New Books


Frederick Douglass Opie, History and Society, has a new book just out. The History Press published Zora Neale Hurston on Florida Food: Recipes, Remedies and Simple Pleasures this month.Zora Neal Hurston is one of the most notable authors of the Harlem Renaissance. More...


External Grant 

Economics faculty members, Lidija Polutnik, Jessica Simon, and Megan Way​, were awarded a grant for “Containing Costs While Advancing the Educational Mission: A Study of Best Practices for Small Private Colleges.” John McGrath, Budget Analyst in Babson’s Budget Office, will support and contribute to the project as a research assistant.The grant was received from the Davis Education Foundation established by Stanton and Elisabeth Davis after Mr. Davis's retirement as chairman of Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc.  More..