How to Apply

Application Deadline: November 1st of each year

Apply Online

The completed application form, three letters of support and official transcripts must reach the O'Brien Foundation no later than the first of November. To complete the application process, follow the steps as outlined below. Only complete applications will be considered.

You must apply directly through the online application form. To avoid server time-outs, it is strongly suggested that you complete long answers off-line and then copy-and-paste the text into the online form. Once completed, your application will be submitted to the O'Brien Foundation. You will receive a confirmation by email, indicating that your application has been received. You are responsible for having three Letters of Support completed by your referees. (Please note No. 9. on the application form.) You are also responsible for ensuring receipt of a complete, official copy of all post-secondary transcripts.

docxLetter of Support (DOCX)

pdfLetter of Support (PDF)

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Applications are accepted for work at the Masters Degree and Doctoral Degree levels. However an applicant will be eligible only if he/she can demonstrate that a major focus of his/her degree involves research or creative activity.

Fine Arts candidates are invited to provide samples of creative work (e.g. recording, or portfolio) for review. (Materials submitted will not be returned.)

For items that cannot be submitted online (e.g. transcripts), please send to:

Executive Director
The O'Brien Foundation
600 Deerwood Drive
Hanwell, New Brunswick
CANADA E3E 1C5
Telephone: (506) 454-6590  
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This is a one time, non-renewable award. The award is tenable for a 12 month period and will be paid in two installments contingent upon continued registration in the program.

Application Form

Answer the following questions.

1. Name
Given Names


Surname


2. Address
For correspondence about this application

Telephone Number
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E-Mail Address


3. Course of study and degree sought


4. State name of University or Institution
Please include the name of the person under whose direction you propose to carry out the research or creative activity.
Name of University/Institution


Advisor


5. Start date of your graduate course of study
/ /    dd / mm / yyyy
6. Provide a detailed description of your research or creative activity
In no more than 1 ½ pages (5500 characters) describe, for a multidisciplinary committee, your proposed plan of research or creative activity.
Title :


Description :


7. List academic distinctions or awards, including grants, fellowships, and assistantships


8. List your scholarly publications and presentations


9. Provide the names and e-mail addresses of three persons who you have asked to supply supporting letters
Upon submitting this application form you will be provided with an e-mail link to send these persons inviting them to submit letters of support electronically. Two letters of support should normally be from persons under whom you have studied; the third may be from any other person.
Name E-Mail Address


10. O’Brien Foundation Fellowships are made primarily to residents of New Brunswick
Amongst the following options, please check the one(s) that applies to you:

My primary residence is in New Brunswick

 Please give this address

I have lived in New Brunswick for 5 years or more


11. List in chronological order your educational record beginning with undergraduate years
Include up to a maximum of five.
Institution Years Attended Degree Received
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12. Give present occupation and relevant employment history
Please include dates


13. Outline briefly your plans for future career or profession


14. In no more than 150 words, please state the relevance of your research to New Brunswick, if any


15. Feel free to provide any other information concerning academic or personal circumstances that would allow the Committee to evaluate your application
You may choose to provide here any information about academic performance or career interruptions to help the committee assess your application.


Date of submission
/ /    dd / mm / yyyy
Please take a moment to review your answers, and to make any appropriate changes.
By submitting this form, I confirm the information provided is accurate and complete.


(Please be patient; submit the form only once)