A Lifetime of Support

Duke TIP helps gifted students discover their abilities, explore new academic challenges, and celebrate their accomplishments.

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Current students

If your student is participating in a TIP program this summer, log in to the student portal to find site-specific details. Student Portal

Policy and travel details are available in each program's section. CRISIS Field Studies Summer Studies


TIP is not currently accepting any applications. But the 7th Grade Talent Search opens for enrollment on August 1, and the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search opens on October 1. 7th Grade Talent Search 4th–6th Grade Talent Search

See What TIP Offers

Learn more about all of TIP's talent searches, educational programs, and other offerings. 

Partnering with Educators

We depend on educators to help us identify the students who would benefit from our programs and resources, and in return we provide resources, support, and advice for educators working with academically talented students.

Employment Opportunities

We hire year-round for great instructors, administrative staff, and residential counselors. Working at Duke TIP is one of the most rewarding work experiences you will ever have—explore your opportunities now.

Key Dates

July 21, 2018

Academic Adventures at Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School

Academic Adventures

July 22, 2018 to August 5, 2018

PARI Observatory Session 3

Field Studies

August 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018

Students testing in March or later mailed certificate and score results summary

7th Grade Talent Search

August 16, 2018

Application opens


August 22, 2018

Application opens

Academic Adventures

August 22, 2018

Application opens

Scholar Weekends

About Duke TIP

The Duke University Talent Identification Program is a nonprofit organization that supports academically talented students in grades four through twelve.

Through above-grade-level testing, enrichment resources, year-round learning options, residential summer programs, online courses, need-based financial aid, and original research into the needs of gifted students, we help support and nurture our students' talents.

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Show your TIP pride

Let the world know about your student's accomplishments by wearing our TIP gear! Our online store has T-shirts, tote bags, notebooks, and more.

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Research & Resources

Duke TIP is a leading researcher in the field of gifted education. Drawing from that expertise, we offer a variety of resources and advice for students, families, and educators seeking to know more about how academically talented children can reach their full potential. 

Learn more about our resources

Posts from Gifted Today

Find advice and research for parents and educators.

Ask the Experts: Redirecting a Demotivated Gifted Student

May 17, 2018

TIP’s Gifted Education Specialist, Rick Courtright, responds to a parent who asks about how to get an underachieving gifted high schooler back on track. Read More »

Ask the Experts: Talented Toddlers

May 9, 2018

TIP’s Gifted Education Specialist, Rick Courtright, responds to a parent who asks about resources for a gifted toddler. Read More »

Ask the Experts: Mixed Test Results and Acceleration

April 24, 2018

TIP’s Gifted Education Specialist, Rick Courtright, responds to a parent who asks about acceleration for her gifted daughter who scored highly in some areas and not in others. Read More »

Posts from Ready for College

Prepare for college with this TIP blog.

TIPsterU — Noelle reflects on her first year of college

May 29, 2018

***Sorry about the focus issues!***

In her seventh and final TIPsterU video, Noelle has packed up her dorm room and driven back home. She talks high school v. college, taking advantage of new opportunities, and taking a step back to evaluate your needs.

Follow TIPsterU here, at Duke TIP’s Alumni site, or on YouTube. Watch along as young TIP alums vlog their way through college, lending insight and advice for current TIPsters along the way.

News from TIP

See what's been happening at TIP.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

TIP is proud to honor journalist Derek Wallbank and filmmaker Morgan Dameron for their career success.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
three girls smiling for the camera

Thanks to a major grant of $150,000 by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) will be able to continue its groundbreaking Project Launch program for a fifth consecutive cycle.

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Belmont University

Fifth- and sixth-grade students can now attend a residential program at this Nashville, Tennessee, university.