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Davidson Institute for Talent Development

In 1999 former educational software entrepreneurs, Jan and Bob Davidson, founded the Davidson Institute for Talent Development, a nonprofit operating foundation, out of a concern that our nationís most gifted and talented young people are largely neglected and underserved.  The mission of the Davidson Institute is to recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference.

In order to fulfill this mission, the Davidson Institute offers the following programs and services that support profoundly intelligent young people, their families and the educators that serve them:

Located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, the Davidson Academy opened in August 2006 and is the first free public day school of its kind offering profoundly gifted middle and high school students an individualized education that allows them to soar academically.


A FREE program offering support services for profoundly gifted students between the ages of 5 and 18 in the areas of educational advocacy, talent and interest development, child and adolescent development, and peer connections.


$50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships are awarded annually to recognize outstanding students 18 and under who have completed significant work in science, mathematics, technology, literature, music, philosophy or outside the box. Davidson Fellows are honored for their achievement at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.


A three-week residential summer academic experience at the University of Nevada, Reno where 13- to 16-year-olds can earn up to six college credits that may be transferable.


A free, online community for elementary, middle and high school teachers, counselors, administrators, GT coordinators, and other education professionals.


Your gateway to gifted resources - a special section of the Davidson Instituteís website that includes a searchable database of more than 800 articles and 4,600 resources for and about gifted and talented students. Also available are an events calendar, an archived summary of news articles and a database of state and federal gifted education policies.


More information can be found at


Davidson Institute for Talent Development
9665 Gateway Drive, Suite B
Reno, Nevada 89521
Fax: 775-852-2184