The Next Generation Venture Fund
The Next Generation Venture Fund (NGVF) is a collaborative venture of the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP), the Northwestern University Center for Talent Development (CTD), and the Center for Bright Kids (CBK), with the generous support of the Goldman Sachs Foundation and other donors. The fund builds a pipeline of opportunities for high-potential students from diverse backgrounds, beginning in middle school and continuing to college and to leadership careers. NGVF offers financial assistance, enrichment opportunities, and academic resources to qualified eighth grade students, and continues to provide such services through their remaining pre-college years. The goal of the NGVF Program is admission and enrollment into selective colleges and universities.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Duke TIP partners with the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF) and serves as a regional talent search center for the JKCF Young Scholars Program. The foundation selects high-achieving youth with financial need to work closely with the foundation's educational advisors to choose and design academic services focused on the students’ unique educational needs, special talents, and highest potential. The program provides the students with individualized educational services, potentially through their entire high-school career, that will enable them to fully develop their talents and abilities. Click here for more information.
Cogito.org is a website where exceptional students interested in science and math can connect with professional scientists and other bright young people like themselves. Cogito features news, interviews, articles, and resources on topics from robotics and nanotechnology to climate change and bioethics. It also has a searchable database of competitions, summer programs, internships, and distance education programs.
Cogito was developed by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth (CTY) in collaboration with Duke TIP and seven other prominent organizations that serve gifted students. The project received initial funding from the John Templeton Foundation.