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EB-1 Outstanding Researcher

You must demonstrate international recognition for your outstanding achievements in a particular academic field. You must have at least 3 years experience in teaching or research in that academic area. You must be entering the United States in order to pursue tenure or tenure track teaching or comparable research position at an institution of higher education or be employed in at a company that employs similar research professionals.

Examples of Documentary Evidence That A Person is an Outstanding Professor Or Researcher:

  • Evidence of receipt of major prizes or awards for outstanding achievement 
  • Evidence of membership in associations that require their members to demonstrate outstanding achievement 
  • Evidence of published material in professional publications written by others about the alien's work in the academic field
  • Evidence of participation, either on a panel or individually, as a judge of the work of others in the same or allied academic field
  • Evidence of original scientific or scholarly research contributions in the field 
  • Evidence of authorship of scholarly books or articles (in scholarly journals with international circulation) in the field