University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

IDPs- Individual Development Plans

An Individual Development Plan (IDP) is an essential tool to help you:

  • assess your current skills and strengths
  • make a plan for developing skills that will help you meet both your academic and professional goals
  • communicate with your advisors and mentors about your evolving goals and related skills

All University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate students (Research Assistant, NIH Supported Trainee, Fellow) and postdoctoral researchers (Postdoctoral Fellow, Postdoctoral trainee, Research Associate, Post-Graduate Trainee, Research Interns) should complete an IDP.

Please see the University's IDP website for additional information and resources.

NIH Notice NOT-OD-13-093