Yale University Sponsorship for O-1

You must be a full-time salaried Yale employee with an academic appointment of Associate Research Scientist or higher, and have 2-3 years of funding to qualify for Yale sponsorship. You should evaluate your eligibility for O-1 Extraordinary Ability based on the USCIS criteria before you request Yale sponsorship.

OISS suggests that you wait and build a good CV with quality publications in high impact journals before applying for sponsorship.


Request University Sponsorship

You must complete a Sponsorship Form which collects key information about your visa status and academic accomplishments. Send the following three files to Mihwa Lee.


Review of the Application Materials

Your application package will be reviewed; your current visa status, expiry date and most importantly your academic credentials will be carefully studied. A meeting will be set up to inform you whether your case for O-1 Sponsorship can be sponsored by Yale.