July 7-19, 2019

Students in grades 8–10 (current academic year) may apply for the Perry Research Scholars Institute (PRSI), a two-week residential academic summer program at The University of Iowa’s Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development. In this program, students will meet different types of researchers across many different fields, such as anthropology, business, education, engineering, medicine, psychology, sustainability, and more. Students will gather in a classroom environment to hear from these researchers about how they came to do the work that they do, and to read and discuss some of the research they have published. Students will then have the opportunity to tour state-of-the-art research facilities for hands-on demonstrations of advanced lab techniques.


Please note that students do not conduct research projects in this program. PRSI is an introductory-level, research-preparatory program that offers students behind-the-scenes access to the ways and places we discover new knowledge on many different topics. Those who are interested in conducting research projects should consider applying to the Secondary Student Training Program in grade 10. PRSI is a great way to prepare for that program!