Applications for ISFNR membership can be submitted at any time and will be considered twice a year, in June and December. New members accepted by the committee will receive a message welcoming them to the Society along with information about membership fees and benefits. As per statutes of the ISFNR, the official announcement of new members will be made at the next ISFNR General Assembly.

A complete application consists of a completed application form along with 1) a short biography (5-6 lines) containing details of your present academic position (students and other interested parties: outline your present field and level of study, or academic background); key publications (if any); and your main fields of research/ interest relating to folk narrative; and 2) a CV listing any publications, theses, and/or conference presentations in folk-narrative.

All of these should be sent to Terry Gunnell, Chairperson of the ISFNR Membership Committee at, with copies to the Society’s President (Sadhana Naithani at and the Secretary (Nidhi Mathur at

It is also helpful to send two recent abstracts that are representative of the applicant’s scholarship. Any offprints, however, should be sent to Society’s President for an ISFNR library/archive.

If you have any ISFNR Membership questions, please contact directly the chair of the Membership Committee, Prof. Terry Gunnell (

We now accept new members four times every year: in June, October, December, and March.


ISFNR membership fees

Current membership rates of ISFNR are 25 euros or 30 US dollars per annum.


The details of bank account are:

International Society for Folk Narrative Research

EE85 2200 2210 7627 0203

Swedbank AS

Address: Liivalaia 8, 15040 Tallinn



You can find ISFNR Paypal account by following this link:

You can also find the account when logging in and searching for ‘ISFNRaccount’ or the e-mail

The reduced membership fee is 15 euros (18 US dollars) annually for (a) students; (b) unemployed or retired; (c) on special application by those who feel they cannot afford a full membership fee for various reasons; application to be approved annually by the president in accordance with the treasurer and the chairperson of the membership committee. Student members wishing to pay the reduced rates are asked to supply a proof of their status.

If you prefer paying with a bank transfer or are not sure whether you might have outstanding fees from earlier periods, please contact Ave Gorsič ( for details.