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Outline of IDP Process

The development, implementation and revision of the IDP requires a series of steps to be conducted by the graduate student/postdoctoral fellow and their mentor. These steps are an interactive effort, so both the graduate student/postdoctoral fellow and the mentor must participate fully in the process.


Basic Steps

...for Graduate Students/Postdoctoral Fellows

...for Mentors

Step 1:

Conduct a self-assessment

Become familiar with available opportunities

Step 2:

Survey opportunities

Discuss opportunities with grad student/postdoc

Step 3:

Write an IDP and share with mentor to revise

Review IDP and help revise

Step 4:

Implement the plan and revise IDP as needed

Establish regular review of progress and help revise the IDP as needed

Adapted from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)'s Science Policy Committee.
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