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Current News: New BFRF Application Portal and Lecturer BFRF Funding

BFRF has obtained a new software that allows for MiniGrant, Major Award, Course Release, and Summer Stipend applications to be uploaded directly to BFRF. This new portal will list all current internal research funding opportunities for faculty. 

In addition, the Dean of Faculty has initiated a new funding source for lecturers. For Academic Year 2017-2018, there will be two Course Release and two Summer Stipend available. All of the academic merits are the same as the tenure track BFRF funding. It is a separte and paralell funding mechanism. The following link will also be used for lecturer application.

To apply for any of these opportunities, please register with your Babson email at the following link:

BFRF Portal



BFRF Proposal Deadline

The Babson Faculty Research Fund's deadline for 2017-2018 academic year Course Release (CR) and Summer Stipends (SS) is Wednesday January 25th, 2017. ​For more information, please refer to page Research Proposal



BFRF: Who are we?

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;
  • and to increase the public visibility and academic reputation of the College and its faculty, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

The Babson Faculty Research Fund is here to serve faculty members in all stages of their research activities. The BFRF, through a competitive process, provides financial support for meritorious faculty research projects.

In addition to supporting individual faculty research projects, the BFRF engages in other activities throughout the year to keep the Babson faculty and staff informed about ongoing research, faculty research publications and presentations, and funding opportunities. The BFRF sponsors programs that feature faculty research presentations, and publishes newsletters, Research@Babson College, and Annual Reports.