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EB2-NIW chances

Hi, I am italian, I obtained my PhD in 2020 from an US university in pure math and I am currently a postdoc in the US. I have 3 publications in good journals in my field and a few citations (around 10). I gave lectures on my research at more than 15 universities, and I was the speaker at a research conference. So far I reviewed only 1 paper. I would appreciate it if you would advise me regarding my chances for an EB2-NIW? Thank you very much.

One Response to EB2-NIW chances

  • BlogSupport says:

    Hi Giovanni,

    For EB2-NIW, in addition to your credentials, you would have to demonstrate that your work is of high significance for the US national interest. As a set of examples, you should be able to show national importance of your work, if it improves one of the following:

    1. The U.S. economy,
    2. Educational and training programs for U.S. children and under qualified workers,
    3. Provide more affordable housing for young, aged, or poor U.S. residents,
    4. The U.S. environment, lead to more productive use of the national resources,
    5. National security,
    6. Wages and working conditions of U.S. workers,
    7. A key / strategic technology area identified by government agency,
    8. An important technology area that is likely to make profound national impact,
    9. Defense research,
    10. Fundamental research with wide range of national applications

    For pure math, this might be an obstacle, but maybe you can find some meaningful applications.

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