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H-1B Employee Travel & Sponsorship

H1B Employee Sponsorship

UO departments typically sponsor foreign, permanent faculty members for H-1B status. The H-1B visa category is a temporary period of employment for an individual engaged in a specialty occupation with a bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field. The UO sponsors an average of 60 H-1B employees across campus, including professors, researchers, administrators, and technicians.

J-1 Visiting Scholars

J-1 Visiting Scholars

The J-1 scholar visa category was designed to enhance cultural and educational exchange between scholars in the US and abroad. The UO sponsors an average of 200 J-1 visiting scholars each year, who engage in a variety of activities across campus including teaching, research, language study, presentations and cultural activities. 

Other Visa Types

Interantional Scholar Resource Hub

Information regarding alternate visa types for temporary UO employees. 



Featured Scholar - Mubarak Hussain Syed

“The brain is a world consisting of a number of unexplored continents and great stretches of unknown territory,” said Santiago Ramón y Cajal, a Spanish neurologist from the early 20th century. This is what motivates Mubarak Hussain Syed to work in neuroscience in the Doe Lab at University of Oregon. Syed grew up in a small village in Kashmir with his parents and two brothers. They did not have a phone or internet, and sometimes they didn’t have electricity. Learn more about Syed

Faculty and Scholar Profiles