​​​Babson Faculty Research Fund Proposal Process

Faculty Research Fund Academic Year 2018-2019

Proposal Deadine: Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

The Babson Faculty Research Fund will be accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year Course Releases and 2018 Summer Stipends to support faculty research projects via online portal: BFRF Portal.

See updated eligibility and funding criteria in the Babson Inernal Funding Application below. 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 proposals only from
• Full-time faculty members under a current contract who are tenured or tenure-track
• Full-time lecturers and full-time senior lecturers under a current contract

Faculty on reduced course loads for research cannot apply for a course release.

Faculty receiving summer support per their employment contract cannot apply for a summer stipend.

Division Chairs and Endowed Chair holders are ineligible to apply for BFRF support.

Babson Faculty Research scholars are allowed to apply for summer stipends only.

Funding Categories