The Advanced Research Training Seminar (ARTS) is a special summer school program organized by IAAP. It is a capacity-building workshop that takes place every two or four years in conjunction with the International Congresses of Applied Psychology (ICAP) since 1992. ARTS promotes excellence in research skills and facilitates exchange and dialogue amongst early career scientists.
ARTS is organized around group projects. Six team leaders (early career researchers: assistant professor, postdoc) are recruited to organize and coordinate an international research project on the topic of their choice. Each of these six teams are composed of a team leader and three to five participants (PhD candidates or Master students).
The projects last around 12 months. ARTS participants come from all over the world and most of the communication is via the Internet; they have the opportunity to meet each other for a few days during a workshop organized prior to the ICAP.
Research– ARTS participants work on a project with their peers in groups of three to five people. Team projects are defined and led by the team leaders and consist of the creation of a research project on the topic of their choice.
Presentations – Teams present their projects at the symposium organized during ICAP and have an opportunity to hear comments and suggestions from renowned experts.
Learning– Participants have the opportunity to follow several online seminars on general topics (e.g., writing funding application, statistics, and knowledge about a specfic aspect of psychology).
Feedback– During the ARTS workshop, participants have the opportunity to present their own research (poster) and to receive feedback from their peers and team leaders.