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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 keejp 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


In addition to writing poems, short stories, and novels, Mary O’Donoghue, Arts and Humanities, also translates the work of Irish-language poet Louis de Paor. Her latest translations of de Paor feature in a new bilingual volume, The Brindled Cat and the Nightingale's Tongue. “Keenly aware of the more destructive aspects of translation, he (de Paor) and his trio of translators, Kevin Anderson, Biddy Jenkinson and Mary O'Donoghue, have eschewed the modern fashion for so-called "versions", producing English translations which are as close as possible to the original Irish poems without sacrificing their tone, energy, clarity and lightness of touch.” says UK publisher Bloodaxe Books. ​

University Press of Mississippi, has published a new book, Alexander Payne Interviews, edited by Julie Levinson, Arts and Humanities.  In this first collection of interviews with Alexander Payne, the director, screenwriter and avid film buff reveals himself to be a captivating conversation-alist as well. Over the years of his career, he muses on a wide range of topics including his own creative processes, his commitment to telling character-centered stories, and his deep knowledge of and admiration for movies from several decades of film history.