The Postdoctoral Academic Development Plan (ADP) is designed to help postdoctoral fellows balance their intense focus on a particular research problem with a broader view of the development of their scientific careers. The goal of the ADP is to evaluate each fellow’s progress toward both short-term research goals and long-term career goals, and to identify areas requiring additional attention and effort. The ADP encourages the postdoctoral fellow and the mentor to review the fellow’s progress during the past year and to identify goals for the coming year. Importantly, it also addresses the overall progress of the postdoctoral fellow toward the completion of training, helping both fellow and mentor to focus on the transition to the next stage of the fellow’s career.
The Belfer Institute recommends that the ADP should be part of a yearly review of postdoctoral training at Einstein.
The Einstein ADP can be found here.