Application Deadline: November 1st of each year
Apply Online between July 1 and November 1.
The completed application form, three letters of support, and official transcripts must reach the O'Brien Foundation no later than the first of November.
Carefully read the "conditions of award" section of this website--especially the eligibility requirements--before starting an application. To complete the application process, read instructions below carefully. Applications that are incomplete will not be considered for an award.
You must apply directly through the online application form. It is strongly suggested that you complete long answers off-line and then copy-and-paste text into the online form. Any fields requiring input that is not relevant in your case (for example, extra fields for schools attended, degrees obtained, or date fields), insert "n/a" , "not applicable", or "0000" for numerical fields. Once you have filled out all fields and pressed "Submit application," you will receive a confirmation copy of your submission at the email address you provided on the form. (This confirms that your application has been received by the O'Brien Foundation.) Corrections, changes or updates can only be made by submitting a new application. No changes or updates will be made by the O'Brien Foundation. If more than one application is received from the same applicant, only the application with the latest date will be retained.
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Applications are accepted for work at the Masters and Doctoral degree levels only. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that a major focus of their degree involves research, creative, or professional training leading to the credential they are seeking.
Candidates in creative or performance work such as Fine Arts or Music are invited to provide samples of creative work (e.g. recording or portfolio) for review. Materials submitted will not be returned. Any items that cannot be submitted online (for example, transcripts) should be sent to:
The O'Brien Foundation
215 Kings College Rd
Fredericton, New Brunswick
CANADA E3B 2E6
Telephone: (506) 472-4277
This is a one-time, non-renewable award. The award is tenable for a 12 month period and will be paid in one or two installments, contingent upon continued registration in the program.
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