Resource Career Level: Middle School


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Center for Talent Development (CTD) Online Programs »


Gifted LearningLinks (GLL) offers engaging gifted online courses and programs, including family programs, enrichment, core essentials, honors, and AP® courses for gifted and talented students in kindergarten through grade 12.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Grammar School, High School, Middle School
Subject Area: Education

Program Duration: 9 weeks - 9 months


Center for Talent Development (CTD) Summrr Programs »


Life-changing residential and commuter programs providing challenging enrichment, honors and Advanced Placement® courses taught in a highly supportive environment. From early childhood through elementary, middle and high school, Center for Talent Development (CTD) gifted summer programs encourage gifted kids to explore academic areas of interest and connect with a community of peers.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Grammar School, High School, Middle School
Subject Area: Education

Program Duration: 1-3 weeks


Center for Talent Development (CTD) Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Program »


Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University assists the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKC) in building awareness fort its prestigious Young Scholars and College Scholarship Programs.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: High School, Middle School
Subject Area: Education

Application Due Date: Friday, April 19, 2024


Center for Talent Development (CTD) Service-Learning Programs »


The Civic Education Project (CEP) combines service-learning with study and reflection. Through this award-winning leadership and civic engagement program, middle and high school students engage with social issues first hand and develop skills to change the world.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: High School, Middle School
Subject Area: Education

Program Duration: 7 days - 3 weeks


Northwestern University’s Midwest Academic Talent Search (NUMATS) »


Offers research-based gifted assessment to identify academic ability, measure growth and connect students to resources and opportunities for advanced students.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Grammar School, Middle School
Subject Area: Education


NU-PATIENT K12 Faculty Training Program »


An AHRQ funded career development training grant designed to support the early research career development of junior faculty who will be engaged in comparative effectiveness and patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR)

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Grammar School, High School, Middle School
Subject Area: Medicine

Contact Name: Program Director: David Cella, PhD Program Coordinator: Robert Chapman

Contact Email: [email protected]


Saturday Enrichment Program (SEP) »


Challenging and enriching courses offering gifted students the opportunity to focus their curiosity and passion on a specific interest area.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Grammar School, Middle School
Subject Area: Education

Program Duration: 8 weeks in Fall, Winter, and Spring


Science Club »


Science Club, an after school, mentor-based program for middle school youth developed in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago and Chicago Public Schools (CPS), continues to make a striking difference in the science skills and engagement of its 60 youth members.

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Resource Types: Mentorship
Participating Institutions: Boys & Girls Club of Chicago, CPS, Northwestern University, Northwestern University - Institute for Policy Research
Career Levels: Middle School
Subject Area: Science

Program Duration: 10 Week Curriculum, 1 Quarter

Languages: English, Spanish


UIC UHP Early Outreach Program »


The Early Outreach Program is a pre-college pipeline that includes Saturday College, Summer Prep, and Young Scientist programs, among others, for talented Chicago-area 4th through 12th grade students.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago
Career Levels: Grammar School, High School, Middle School
Subject Area: Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Technology

Contact Name: Princess Currence

Eligibility Criteria: 4th - 12th Grade Student
Program Duration: 1 year