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 you've filled out all fields and pressed "Submit application," you will receive a copy of your submission at the email address you provided. This confirms that your application has been received by the O'Brien Foundation. Download the Letter of Support file, follow instructions on the document, and forward a copy to each of your referees. Referees should send their Letter of Support directly to The Executive Director of the O'Brien Foundation, using the email link provided below. (This is the electronic link referred to in No. 9. on the application form.) You are also responsible for ensuring that official copies of all post-secondary transcripts are sent directly by the college/university to the O'Brien Foundation.
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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
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 two installments contingent upon continued registration in the program.
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