In case of unemployment Contact information

Po.Box 53
Fabianinkatu 28, room 112
00014 University of Helsinki
Phone: +358-44-7400616


Unemployment benefit for researchers

Grant researchers do not join the unemployment fund like salaried researchers do. However, the Ministry of Employment and the Economy gave new instructions in 2009 which facilitate applying unemployment benefit regulations to grant researchers.

As part of the legislation concerning persons working on grants, regulations on the self-employed in unemployment legislation were separated from those on entrepreneurs. Please see more information on the FUURT website (in Finnish).

FUURT has published instructions on unemployment benefit for researchers. The guide is available on the FUURT website in the Members’ Portal (Jäsenkanava).

Frequently asked questions: Will I lose my accrued earnings-related benefits during a period as a grant researcher?