Volunteer institutions are needed to organize the 1998 Advanced Research and Training Seminars (ARTS) to be conducted in conjunction with the Cross-Cultural Psychology Congress (August 3-8, 1998 in Bellingham, Washington) and the International Congress of Applied Psychology (August 9-14, 1998 in San Francisco, California). Because ARTS participants are expected to attend these meetings, the seminar locations should be near the congress sites.

The ARTS program provides scholars from low-income countries with advanced research and training experiences. ARTS organizers are responsible for the choice of seminar topics. Topics based on developments in the science of psychology, with emphasis on current research or with a scientist-practitioner perspective, are encouraged. Organizers are also encouraged to develop seminars that produce publications or an international network in a particular field. Seminars may also extend an existing collaborative international research project.

ARTS organizers are expected to raise funds for the seminars, since contributions from international and national psychology organizations are not adequate to cover all ARTS costs. Organizers may solicit funds from international, national, and local institutions and agencies.

For additional information, contact John G. Adair, PhD, Coordinator, ARTS 98, Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2, Canada; 204/474-8248 (telephone); 204/474-7599 (fax); or (email).