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Individual Development Plans

Graduate Students   |   Postdocs

For Grad Students:

MyIDP, a free online tool from, leads students through the IDP process from self-assessment to engaging mentors.  It helps scientists identify their skills and interests, clarify their career options, and set smart goals to identify, attain, and succeed in a well-matched career.

TSRI graduate students can also use a career planning and self-assessment tool that can help them stay on track, conduct exceptional research, and know what to expect throughout their Ph.D. experience. Download TSRI's Grad Student IDP template. There is also a short IDP developed specifically for first year students here.

AAMC Compact Between Biomedical Graduate Students and Their Research Advisors is intended to initiate discussions at the local and national levels about the grad student-advisor relationship.

ChemIDP, developed by American Chemical Society, is to help graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the chemical sciences plan and prepare for rewarding careers.