Success Stories: A Senior Sri Lankan Lecturer in Nutritional Biochemistry With Over 1,100 Citations for 51 Scientific Publications Gets NIW Confirmation Despite Delay, Thanks to Our Team at NAILG


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On April 18th, 2022, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Senior Lecturer in the Field of Nutritional Biochemistry (Approval Notice).

General Field: Nutritional Biochemistry

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Senior Lecturer

Country of Origin: Sri Lanka

Country of Residence at the Time of Filing: Sri Lanka

Approval Notice Date: April 18th, 2022

Processing Time: 24 months, 16 days

Case Summary:

One of the many ways of determining an applicant’s worth and suitability for the NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition is to take a look at the financial aid they may have received from national and international organizations of repute. So when we found that our NIW client from Sri Lanka had received 4 major financial supports from organizations of repute, we could already see him getting his approval. He had received support from the Australian Research Council, the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, the Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation, and the G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Foundation.

On the other hand, his work in nutritional biochemistry was obviously of great interest to the country because nutritional deficiencies and poorly balanced diets are extremely common and contribute significantly to serious health issues in the U.S. and around the world. Throughout his time working in the field, he has also built an impressive record of publication. As evidence of his contributions, we showed that his work has resulted in 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles, including those in very high impact journals and 1 scientific book chapter, which have been cited an immense total of 1,173 times according to Google Scholar, thereby demonstrating that these publications are widely recognized and relied upon in the field of nutritional biochemistry. He has also already conducted at least 6 reviews. And due to his expertise and experience, he has also been appointed to leadership positions within the field of endeavor, including as a member of the editorial board for an international scientific journal.

Thus, with a proposed endeavor to evaluate the chemical, physical, nutritional, and functional qualities of biological materials and food items specifically in order to address nutritional issues for humans and animals, our client was a talented scholar and researcher with evident merit and substantial importance. Hence, we could firmly establish that his work was indispensable for the country and the world.

We are happy to have helped him get his approval despite the delay in processing. Our firm wishes him all the best in his future endeavors.

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