Individual Development Plan (IDP)

An individual development plan (IDP) is a tool that can help you reach your goals in both your career and personal life. By using an IDP to identify SMART objectives, you can mark the milestones that will launch you towards success. myIDP is a free, interactive online resource for postdocs in the sciences that will help you draft an IDP based on your unique values, interests and abilities. 

AAAS/Science, FASEB and experts from several universities created myIDP based on the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology’s (FASEB’s) Individual Development Plan for Postdoctoral Fellows. IDPs are successfully utilized by academic, government and industry organizations all over the world to enhance the growth and performance of their team members.