NIH Encouraging the Use of Individual Development Plans
NIH has recently posted a Notice in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts encouraging grantees to develop an institutional policy requiring an Individual Development Plan (IDP) for every graduate student and postdoc supported by any NIH grant regardless of the type of NIH grant that is used for support. Dr. Sally Rockey in her weekly "Rock Talk" blog also addressed this topic and provided some additional thoughts. MyIDP is a free site sponsored by The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) that assists with the development of these plans. More information will be shared regarding this topic as it becomes available.