UConn policy provides permanent residency sponsorship for tenured or tenure-track faculty. Sponsorship for an EB-1 Outstanding Professor or Outstanding Researcher Petition requires pre-approval by the faculty member’s Department Head, the Dean of the faculty member’s College or School, and the Provost. Neither OGC nor individual hiring departments may pursue an EB-1 Outstanding Professor or Outstanding Researcher petition without approval from the Provost. If the faculty member’s Department Head, the Dean and the Provost have granted approval to pursue an immigrant petition that does not require PERM certification, OGC will complete the I-140 Petition on behalf of the University or, if necessary, work with one of the University’s contracted law firms to complete the Petition. For questions on the EB-1 Outstanding Professor or Outstanding Researcher sponsorship process at UConn, contact Lesley Salafia at the Office of the General Counsel (Lesley.firstname.lastname@example.org).