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2021.5.18 Release

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy at CHAIN

CHAIN invites expressions of interest for the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Japan scheme. Those interested in applying for a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship (Standard Program, 2nd Recruitment FY2021) with us are invited to express their interest at by 15th June 2021. Please attach your CV and indicate your intended host researcher. At the end of this entry is a list of potential host researchers in philosophy. If you’re interested in applying for other areas, see the People section of this website.

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship programs

More information about JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship programs are available at:

Standard Program:

Application Guidelines:

NOTE1: The institutional deadline at Hokkaido University is 31st July 2021. Notice the difference from the JSPS deadline listed on the JSPS website ( If you are applying for this fellowship with CHAIN, you will need to meet the former deadline.

NOTE2: There is also an option to apply through an overseas nominating authority. In this case, the timelines will be different. For details, see

NOTE3: Only PhD holders are eligible for the Standard Program. Other JSPS programs, such as the Summer Program and the Short-Term Program, are open to both PhD holders and PhD students. For more information, see: 

Summer Program:

Short-Term Program:

Potential host researchers in philosophy

We currently have five philosophers affiliated to CHAIN who can host postdoctoral researchers under JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship schemes (See the People section for more information):

Dr. Mark Miller. Assistant Professor. Active inference / Free energy principle; 4E cognitive science; Computational psychiatry; Philosophy of mind; Philosophy of psychology; Well-being and technology; Contemplative science.

Dr. Katsunori Miyahara. Lecturer. Phenomenology; Philosophy of cognitive science; Philosophy of mind; Enactivism; Neurophenomenology.

 Dr. Kengo Miyazono. Associate Professor. Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Psychiatry.

Dr. Shigeru Taguchi. Professor/Director of CHAIN. Phenomenology; Interdisciplinary research of consciousness; Japanese philosophy.

Dr. Katsuhiko Sano. Associate Professor. Modal logic; Philosophical Logic; Non-classical Logic.