U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has provided clarification on what evidence can be used to support O-1A petitions with a focus in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
USCIS clarified that being named on a competitive government grant for STEM research can be a positive factor for showing that a beneficiary is at the top of his or her field.
Being named on a competitive government grant for STEM research has been added to the list of examples beneficiaries can use to prove their extraordinary ability in the STEM fields.
A full list of evidence that can be used to prove extraordinary ability is available in the USCIS Policy Manual.