NIH Individual Development Plan (IDP) for Postdoctoral Scholars & Graduate Students


To:  Deans and Directors


From:  Darya Courville, Executive Director Office of Sponsored Programs


Re:  NIH Requirements for Individual Development Plans (IDPs) for Graduate Students and Postdocs


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) strongly encourages institutions to develop and use Individual Development Plans (IDPs) for all NIH-supported graduate student and postdoctoral researchers, whether on training grants, fellowships, or research project grants.  


Learn more about LSU’s resources at the following links.

For postdoctoral scholars,

For graduate students,