Individual development plan

Individual Development Plans (IDPs) are documents designed to support postdoctoral trainees in developing career plans and trajectories. The IDP provides a structure to identify concrete steps towards long-term goals and a framework for constructive conversation between postdocs and their mentors/advisors. Because of the importance of an IDP in a trainee's career development and recent mandates from federal agencies, an annual IDP is required for all postdocs who are funded by Wayne State OVPR, by the NIH, by NSF and select other U.S. agencies. 

The postdoctoral IDPs are due no later than April 30 every year.

Complete the postdoc IDP. Then, click here to view your IDP's status.

Contact with any questions about this process.