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PhD candidate?
Free membership in 2019!

Are you a PhD candidate? Join Forskerforbundet – the Norwegian Association of Researchers (NAR). Membership is free for the rest of 2019 – no fees!

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This is an opportunity to get to know Forskerforbundet/NAR better, and learn of the important work that we do for PhD candidates. More than 1 500 PhD candidates are already organised in our union, and we have a special policy document for PhD candidates.

We work to achieve competitive salaries and working conditions for PhD candidates, a research training of high international quality, better career planning and more tenured positions as professors and associate professors.

If you join NAR now, you don’t have to pay any membership fees until January 1, 2020. During the period of free membership, you will also be covered by our mandatory insurance plan, which includes life insurance, disability insurance, accident insurance and critical illness insurance. The regular monthly premium for this insurance is NOK 154.

Other benefits for NAR members:

  • Assistance from NAR in any questions you might have about your rights as an employee, your salary level or your working conditions.
  • The monthly journal Forskerforum for free.
  • Assistance when negotiating your terms and pay level upon employment.
  • Assistance from NAR’s local branch in the local pay negotiations and other issues relating to your employment.
  • Special offers on a range of products through the confederation Unio.
  • We host a two day seminar for PhD candidates every year, as well as other interesting courses and seminars.

The regular monthly fee for PhD candidates is NOK 251 for membership plus NOK 154 for the insurance plan.

* Offer is valid for PhD candidates currently admitted to a PhD programme, who are not already a member of Forskerforbundet.
* Offer is valid from 1 September through 31 December, 2019.
* If you do not wish to continue your membership, you must submit a written resignation. Otherwise, your membership and insurance plan will be continued on regular terms from 1 January 2020.

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