Babson Faculty Research Fund Proposal Process
Each year the Babson Faculty Research Fund 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 ï¿½call for proposalsï¿½ and related deadlines during the academic year. Throughout the year, the BFRF accepts 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 completionï¿½a research investment return 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, Susan Chern, 781-239-5339, or any of the committee members.
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
All Faculty, Staff and Honors Students doing theses who are doing research with human subjects 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.
General Proposal Information
You will want to review the General Proposal Information document (pdf) that outlines the Collegeï¿½s General Policies on research activities, the BFRF Funding Guidelines, Proposal Deadlines, the Announcement of Awards, and the Responsibilities of the Applicant.
BFRF Funding Guidelines
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 also reviews proposals for the Center for Womenï¿½s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL). Use the BFRF forms to submit your application. Click here for the CWEL funding Guidelines. Specific CWEL guidelines may be found on the CWEL website. Please direct CWEL-related questions to Susan Duffy or Marjorie Feld.
- 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.
- Major awardsï¿½more than a single course release or stipend
- Course Releases
- Summer stipends
- Mini-Grants for research-related expenses such as travel, editing, research assistants
Mini-Grant (funding under $2,500) Application Guidelines (pdf)
Mini-Grant Application Form Rev 2013 (docx)
Final Product Cover Sheet (docx)
Full Proposal Format (pdf)
Full Proposal Cover Sheet Rev2013 (docx)