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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;
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Breaking NEwsJanuary 12, 2016

Dear all, 

In partnership with the Babson Faculty Research Fund (BFRF), the Leonard Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship will make funds available to support faculty in research related to global health and healthcare entrepreneurship. The Leonard Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship at Babson College was founded with a commitment to global health and desire to explore the ways in which Babson's methodology of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® and SEERS can benefit the field.

Topics of interest for the research funding include (but are not limited to):

1.   Best practices or challenges in ET&A as applied to healthcare in a low to middle income country (LMIC) setting

2.   Using SEERS to examine surgical or medical care in global health context

3.   Business and management considerations of any global health problem

4.  Social, governmental, political, or environmental considerations of any global health problem

We aim to provide 2 summer stipend awards at $10,000 each ($20,000 total) to be paid in the same fashion as all BFRF funding. Applications will be reviewed by the BFRF and one staff member of the Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship. Applications should follow the BFRF format and submission procedures. And the deadline coincides with ​the BFRF deadline of January 27, 2016. Please go to, scroll to the bottom and click on the form "Full Proposal Cover Sheet" to prepare your proposal.

 For more information​, please see Global Health Entrepreneurhip BFRF

Best regards,

Wiljeana Jackson Glover, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor 
Babson College | Technology, Operations, and Information Management Division 
Kriebel 220 | O: 781.239.5613 | C: 404.275.2439 |

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 BFRF Proposal Deadline

The Babson Faculty Research Fund's deadline for 2017-​2018 academic year Course Releases and 2017​​ Summer Stipends is Wednesday, January 25th​, 2017.  See Research Proposals​ for application information.

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- Congratulations to Xinghua Li on her recently published book "Environmental Advertising in  China and The USA: The Desire to Go Green" by Routledge. The book is a BFRF-supported project. For more information, please see 

- Congratulations to Rosa Sleger's chapter "A Critique of Business School Narratives and Protagonists with help from Henri Bergson and Friedrich Mietzsche" published in Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations on being selected by the editorial team as an Outstanding Author Contribution in the 2015 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. Rosa's chapter was chosen as a winner as it is one of the most impressive pieces of work the team at Emerald Group Publishing has seen throughout 2014.