O-1 Scholars

O-1 Extraordinary Ability

O-1 classification applies to an individual who has extraordinary ability in the sciences, education, or business; who has "risen to the top of his or her field," which has been demonstrated by sustained national or international acclaim; and who is coming to the U.S. to work in the area of extraordinary ability.  Brown uses this category only when another visa category is not available. 

If you are a scholar interested in O-1 sponsorship please have your department consult with OISSS to determine if sponsorship is appropriate.