​​​Babson Faculty Research Fund Proposal Process

Faculty Research Fund Academic Year 2017-2018

Proposal Deadine: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

The Babson Faculty Research Fund will be accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year Course Releases and 2017 Summer Stipends to support faculty research projects via online portal: BFRF Portal

See application guidelines for eligibility. If you have any questions, please contact Sandra Castaldini (x5339) or any of the BFRF committee members​.

Each year the Babson Faculty Research Fund (BFRF) provides Course Releases, Summer Stipends, and funds for research-related expenses to faculty members on a competitive, peer-review basis. The BFRF will issue a call for proposals and related deadlines once during the academic year. Throughout the year, the BFRF accepts mini-grant applications for research-related expenses and makes awards as funds allow.

The BFRF aims to keep the proposal process as simple as possible. Certain guidelines are necessary to ensure that projects are brought to completion a 'Return on research investment' for the College.

The BFRF is here to serve faculty in all stages of research activities:

  • Pre-proposal discussions about funding options
  • Application preparation
  • Resolution of cases where award recipients need to modify their contractual output

This site provides the information needed to apply for BFRF research support.  If you have any questions or comments on the application process, please contact the BFRF coordinator, Sandra Castaldini, 781-239-5339, or any of the committee members.

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

All Faculty, Staff and Honors Students who are doing research with human subjects (this includes surveys and interviews) must submit an IRB application. Please visit the IRB website on the Babson Portal for more details. The BFRF must have a copy of your IRB approval letter (forward the IRB approval email) before any funds can be allocated or contracts can be signed.

BFRF Funding Guidelines

Areas Supported

The BFRF invites proposals for research that are designed to result in publications. Publication outlets are those customarily used by the American professional learned societies in the fields covered by the proposal.

The BFRF does not support proposals for curriculum development, case writing or textbooks.


  • The BFRF shall consider only proposals from full-time faculty members who are either tenured or tenure-track and on a current contract.
  • Within the above group, only endowed chair holders are ineligible to apply for BFRF support.

Funding Categories