Please note, this document will be created using the http://myidp.sciencecareers.org/ website.
AHA requires the use of myIDP’s online assessment tool to create your Individual Development Plan (IDP). An IDP is a professional development tool that can help predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows and early career investigators identify professional development needs and career objectives. The process of self-assessment that is the basis of your IDP SHOULD BE STARTED WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE AHA APPLICATION DEADLINE. Also allow time to discuss your IDP with your sponsor/mentor, as s/he will be asked to address it in the Sponsor’s Training Plan.
To begin your IDP, go to http://myidp.sciencecareers.org/. Create an account, and complete assessments of your skills, interests and values; career exploration; goal setting and implementation plans.
Once completed, use the left column navigation to go to My IDP Summary. Click the “Print My IDP” tab, and select the following sections ONLY:
- Personal Information
- Mentoring Team
- Career Exploration Progress
- Career Goals
- Plan A
- Plan B
- Career Advancement Goals
- Project Completion Goals
- Goals Summary
Click the “Show Report” button. Save the document as a PDF on your computer and name it “Individual Development Plan”. Upload the IDP into your application in Grants@Heart under the Science/Evaluation Information section.