How to Apply
Application Deadline: November 1st of each year
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.
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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:
The O'Brien Foundation
600 Deerwood Drive
Hanwell, New Brunswick
CANADA E3E 1C5
Telephone: (506) 454-6590
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.
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