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A Lifetime of Support

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

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

November 28, 2018

Paper application postmark deadline for January 19 PSAT 8/9 test

Program: 
4th–6th Grade Talent Search

December 1, 2018

Writing Contest prompt released

Program: 
4th–6th Grade Talent Search

December 1, 2018

Academic Adventures at the Health Museum

Program: 
Academic Adventures

December 1, 2018

Academic Adventures at University of South Carolina

Program: 
Academic Adventures

December 1, 2018

December SAT test date

Program: 
7th Grade Talent Search

December 1, 2018 to December 2, 2018

Scholar Weekends at University of Georgia

Program: 
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.

Correcting the Myths of Gifted Education

October 26, 2018

There are lots of very common theories about education that you've likely heard. But are any of them true?

Correcting the Myths of Gifted Education

October 26, 2018

There are lots of very common theories about education that you've likely heard. But are any of them true?

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 »

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
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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.

  • 7th Grade Talent Search
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.