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To be eligible for eInvestigators, students must

  • be enrolled in Duke TIP’s Talent Search, and
  • be in fourth, fifth, or sixth grade when applying.

At this time, TIP is only able to accept applications from students physically present in the US.

Student qualities

Much of the research in eInvestigators is conducted independently, and we are committed to a safe and welcoming online learning community.

As a result, student applicants should be mature enough to work on their own without prodding, be willing to respect other students and the instructor, conduct themselves in a responsible manner online, and agree to adhere to our Code of Conduct and Digital Citizenship Agreement.

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eInvestigators is a month-long online program for fourth, fifth, and sixth graders that takes place each year in the spring, summer, and fall. Using leading-edge instructional technology, participants collaborate with a small group of classmates and an expert Lead Investigator to collect clues about a real-life mystery, analyze evidence, and propose theories.