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4th–6th Grade Talent Search

Join now to discover, explore, and celebrate your talents.

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

October 20, 2018 to October 21, 2018

Scholar Weekends at Queens University

Scholar Weekends

October 20, 2018

Academic Adventures at Duke University

Academic Adventures

October 20, 2018

Academic Adventures at Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School

Academic Adventures

October 24, 2018

December ACT and SAT online enrollment deadline

7th Grade Talent Search

October 27, 2018

Academic Adventures at Queens University

Academic Adventures

October 27, 2018

October ACT test date

7th Grade Talent Search

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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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.

TIPster plays role in world record-setting effort

October 1, 2018

TIPster and Duke student Shomik Verma was part of a team of engineers who set the Guiness World Record for most fuel-efficient vehicle. Read More »

The Duke TIP Podcast: “I think we need to live on a school bus.”

September 28, 2018

Click here to listen, and subscribe to the Duke TIP Podcast at Apple Podcasts! Meet Tina and Chris and their sons Elijah and Riley. They’re a homeschooling TIP family that’s decided to take their life on the road and live in a renovated school bus full-time. On this episode of the Duke TIP Podcast, we tell… Read More »

Posts from Ready for College

Prepare for college with this TIP blog.

News from TIP

See what's been happening at TIP.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Since 1980, Duke TIP has served nearly 3 million gifted students with a variety of programs and benefits. In general, students who score at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level standardized test are eligible to join Duke TIP.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
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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.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Here are just a few of the many TIPsters currently enrolled in a TIP program and their recent achievements—but we consider every TIPster a superstar with the potential to do great things with their talent.