​​​​Babson Faculty Research Fund Awards

The Babson Faculty Research Fund (BFRF) provides support for meritorious projects, but cannot guarantee that all worthy projects are funded. Rather, through a competitive process, the BFRF makes awards to those faculty research projects that have the most promise of advancing the BFRF’s mandate. Course releases reduce teaching loads, allowing additional time for faculty members to devote to a specific research project. Summer stipends area currently set a $10,000. The list below summarizes recent BFRF awards.


Fall & Spring 2017-2018 Course Releases

  • Gaurab Bhardwaj, Management, "Choices in the Days of Ebola: A Narrative History of Decision Making During the 2013-16 Ebola Epidemic"
  • Eric Chan, Math and Science, "Does Money Matter for High-Need Students? The Effects of Weighted Student Funding"
  • Marjorie Feld, History and Society, "Leaving Zion"
  • Bradley George, Entrepreneurship, "Sustainable Entrepreneurship:  Contextual application or new theoretical construct?​"
  • Steven Gordon, TOIM, "How Can Information Systems & Technology Best Support Innovation" 
  • Davit Khachatryan, Math and Science, "​Drafting Alignment of Business Method Patent Documents: A Data-mining Approach"
  • Lidija Polutnik, Economics, "Revenue Management in Nonprofits: A Case Study of an Adult Education Nonprofit Organization"
  • Terence Reilly, Math and Science, "Implementing Method of Moments in Decision and Risk Analysis"
  • Jonathan Sims, Management, "From Crowd to Community:  An Empirical Investigation of Online Community Behavior within GitHub"
  • Jerome Tailard, Finance, "Do Inflation Adjustments Lead to Inflated Earnings? Large Sample Evidence of Managerial Discretion"

Summer 2017 Stipends

  • Lakshmi Balachandra, Entrepreneurship, "Words Matter:  Men, Women and the Power of the Spoken Word in Entrepreneurial Pitching"
  • Stephen Bauer, Arts and Humanitites, "One Slow Revolution (a novella)"
  • Kevin Bruyneel, History and Society, "The Absence of the Settler in U.S. Critical Race Studies"
  • Sinan Erzurumlu, TOIM, "The Entrepreneur's Business Opportunity Assessment with Imperfect Information"
  • Mary Godwyn, History and Society, "“Transition Towns:  East and West Coasts of the United States” chapter in Creating Ecosystems for Ethical Culture in Business and Non-Business Organizations"
  • Nathan Karst, Math and Science, "Variability in annual flow duration curves"
  • Jason Mohaghegh, Arts and Humanities, "Omnicide: Mania and Fatality in World Thought"
  • Frederick Opie, History and Society, "Food in the African American Canon"
  • Salvatore Parise, TOIM, "How Can Companies Build and Use Digital Assistants?"
  • Brian Seitz, Arts and Humanities, “On the Way: An Archaeology of Roads”
  • Rosa Slegers​, Arts and Humanities, “Final chapter of book "Becky Sharp goes to business school""
  • Beth Wynstra, Arts and Humanities, "“I Only Act a Part You’ve Created”: Marriage and Modernity in the Plays of Eugene O'Neill"
  • Janice Yellin, Arts and Humanities, "An introduction to the unpublished records of the 1921-23 Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts 1921-23 excavations in the Northern Royal Cemetery at Meroe"