Individual Development Plan (IDP)

Florida State University has adopted the use of the Individual Development Plan or IDP for all its postdoctoral trainees.  Postdoctoral scholars and their advisors can generate an IDP at the new Postdoctoral Orientation every August and a helpful slide presentation can be found below to use as a resource for incoming postdocs that may arrive throughout the year.  The IDP can be incorporated into the annual review process as a helpful goal setting tool.  In addition, advisors who are supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) should be advised that use of the IDP is mandatory for all non-competitive renewal reports.  

  • 'Click here'  for NIH Policy Regarding IDP and Investigator Annual Progress Reports (RPPR) 
  • Slide presentation file - What is an IDP?
  • Individual Development Plan for Postdoctoral Scholars as Adopted by Florida State University
  • myIDP, an interactive web-based tool that helps postdocs in the sciences examine their skills, interests, and values