Recognized American Institutions of Research

Recognized American Institution of ResearchAn LPR who seeks to work abroad for a recognized “American Institution of Research” may file a Form N-470, Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes, to preserve his or her continuous residence [see article] in for the purpose of meeting the statutory continuous residence requirement for naturalization [see section]. It is important to note that while an LPR working abroad for one year or more for a recognized American Institution of Research may, if his or her Form N-470 is approved, preserve continuous residence; the LPR will still be subject to the physical presence requirement for naturalization [see section; article]. Furthermore, because the concept of “abandonment” of LPR status is a distinct concept from the interruption of continuous residence, an LPR working abroad for a recognized American Institution of Research will not be immune from being found to have abandoned his or her LPR status even if he or she has an approved Form N-470 from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) [see article; article].

The following chart, courtesy of the USCIS website [link], is the list of recognized American Institutions of Research and other related organizations. The left column contains the USCIS AIR number and the right column contains the name of the recognized institution of research or related organization.

List of Recognized American Institutions of Research and Other Recognized Organizations

USCIS AIR NUMBER Recognized American Institutions of Research
AIR0000001

African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF - USA).

http://www.amref.org/

AIR0000002

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University (only in relationship to its research programs).

http://www.einstein.yu.edu/home/overview.asp

AIR0000003

American Friends of the Middle East, Inc.

URL unknown

AIR0000004

American Institutes of Research in the Behavioral Sciences (only in relationship to research projects abroad).

URL unknown

AIR0000005

American Universities Field Staff, Inc.

URL unknown

AIR0000006

American University, The, Cairo, Egypt.

http://www.aucegypt.edu/Pages/default.aspx

AIR0000007

American University of Beirut (Near East College Associations).

URL unknown

AIR0000008

Arctic Institute of North America, Inc.

http://www.arctic.ucalgary.ca/

AIR0000009

Armour Research Foundation of Illinois Institute of Technology.

http://www.iit.edu/research/

AIR0000010

Asia Foundation, The (formerly Committee for a Free Asia, Inc.).

http://asiafoundation.org/

AIR0000011

Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA, Inc.), Tucson, Arizona.

http://www.aura-astronomy.org/membership.asp?memberType­institutions

AIR0000012

Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission.

URL unknown

AIR0000013

Beirut University College.

URL unknown

AIR0000014

Bermuda Biological Station for Research, Inc.

URL unknown

AIR0000015

Bernice P. Bishop Museum of Polynesian Antiquities, Ethnology and Natural History at Honolulu, Hawaii.

http://www.bishopmuseum.org/

AIR0000016

Brookhaven National Laboratory Associated Universities, Inc.

URL unknown

AIR0000017 Brown University (Department of Engineering), Providence, R.I.

http://www.brown.edu/academics/engineering/
AIR0000018

Buffalo Eye Bank and Research Society, Inc.

URL unknown

AIR0000019

Burma Office of Robert N. Nathan Associates, Inc.

URL unknown

AIR0000020

California State University at Long Beach, Department of Geological Sciences.

http://www.csulb.edu/colleges/cnsm/departments/geology/

AIR0000021

Carleton College (Department of Sociology and Anthropology), Northfield, Minnesota.

http://apps.carleton.edu/curricular/soan/

AIR0000022

Center of Alcohol Studies, Laboratory of Applied Biodynamics of Yale University. Central Registry of Jewish Losses in Egypt.

http://world.yale.edu/

AIR0000023

College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin.

http://www.engr.wisc.edu/

AIR0000024

College of Medicine, State University of New York.

http://www.downstate.edu/college_of_medicine/index.html

AIR0000025

Colorado State University (Research Foundation), Fort Collins, Colo.

http://vpr.colostate.edu/

AIR0000026

*Colorado University (International Economic Studies Center), Boulder, Colo.

http://www.colorado.edu/

AIR0000027

Columbia University (Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law) and (Faculty of Pure Science), New York, N.Y.

http://www.columbia.edu/

AIR0000028

Cornell University (International Agricultural Development, University of the Philippines-Cornell University Graduate Education Program).

http://www.cornell.edu/

AIR0000029

Dartmouth Medical School.

http://dms.dartmouth.edu/

AIR0000030

*Department of French, Department of Scandinavian Languages, and Department of Near Eastern Languages of the University of California, Berkeley, Calif.

http://www.berkeley.edu/

AIR0000031

Duke University.

http://www.duke.edu/

AIR0000032

Environmental Research Laboratory of the University of Arizona.

http://ag.arizona.edu/swes/erl/about.htm

AIR0000095

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), Batavia, Illinois. [Approved October 19, 2011]

http://www.fnal.gov/

AIR0000033

Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford, Mass.

http://fletcher.tufts.edu/

AIR0000034

Ford Foundation, New York, N.Y.

http://www.fordfoundation.org/

AIR0000035

*Foundation for Aids Research, New York. [Approved February 8, 2011]

http://www.amfar.org/

AIR0000035

American Foundation for Aids Research (AMFAR), New York, Washington, D.C., Bangkok, Thailand. [Approved February 8, 2011]

http://www.amfar.org/world/treatasia/article.aspx?id=246&terms­bangkok

AIR0000036

Free Europe, Inc. (formerly Free Europe Committee, Inc.; National Committee for a Free Europe (including Radio Free Europe)).

http://www.rferl.org/

AIR0000037

Georgetown University.

http://www.georgetown.edu/

AIR0000038

George Williams Hooper Foundation, San Francisco Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco, Calif.

http://www.ucsf.edu/

AIR0000039

Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine, Inc., and its operating unit, the Gorgas Memorial Laboratory.

URL unknown

AIR0000040

Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science Division of the New School for Social Research, New York, N.Y.

http://www.newschool.edu/nssr/

AIR0000041

Harvard University (research and educational programs only).

http://www.harvard.edu/

AIR0000042

Harvard-Yenching Institute.

http://www.harvard-yenching.org/

AIR0000043

Humboldt State University, School of Natural Resources, Wildlife Management Department.

http://www.humboldt.edu/

AIR0000044

Indiana University at Bloomington, Indianapolis, South Bend, Northwest, Kokomo, Southeast, East, and Fort Wayne.

http://www.iub.edu/

AIR0000045

Iowa State University.

http://www.iastate.edu/

AIR0000046

Institute for Development Anthropology, Inc.

URL unknown

AIR0000047

Institute of International Education, Inc.

http://www.iie.org/

AIR0000030

Institute of International Studies, University of California, Berkeley, Calif.

http://www.berkeley.edu/

AIR0000048

International Center for Social Research, New York, N.Y.

URL unknown

AIR0000049

International Development Foundation, Inc.

URL unknown

AIR0000050

International Development Services, Inc.

URL unknown

AIR0000051

International Research Associates, Inc.

URL unknown

AIR0000030

Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies (formerly Stanford Center for Chinese Studies) in Taipei, Taiwan.

http://ieas.berkeley.edu/iup/

AIR0000052

Iran Foundation, Inc., The.

URL unknown

AIR0000097

Johns Hopkins University

http://webapps.jhu.edu/jhuniverse/information_about_hopkins/facts_and_statistics/JHU_research_highlights/index.cfm

AIR0000053

Kossuth Foundation, Inc., The, New York, N.Y.

URL unknown

AIR0000054

Louisiana State University.

http://www.lsu.edu/

AIR0000055

Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

http://web.mit.edu/

AIR0000056

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

http://www.msu.edu/

AIR0000057

Missouri Botanical Garden (research and educational programs only).

http://www.mobot.org/

AIR0000058

Natural Science Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

URL unknown

AIR0000059

New York Zoological Society.

URL unknown

AIR0000060

*New York University, New York. [Approved February 8, 2011]

http://www.nyu.edu/

AIR0000060

New York University Abu Dhabi Institute, United Arab Emirates. [Approved February 8, 2011]

http://nyuad.nyu.edu/

AIR0000061

Paderewski Foundation, Inc.

URL unknown

AIR0000062

Peabody Museum of Natural History of Yale University.

http://peabody.yale.edu/

AIR0000063

People to People Health Foundation, Inc., The (only in relationship to the scientific research activities that will be carried on abroad by the medical staff of the SS “Hope”).

URL unknown

AIR0000064

Pierce College (in relationship to research by an instructor, Department of Psychology), Athens, Greece.

http://www.pierce.gr/

AIR0000065

Population Council, The, New York, N.Y.

http://www.popcouncil.org/

AIR0000066

Radio Liberty Committee, Inc. (formerly American Committee for Liberation, Inc.; American Committee for Liberation of the Peoples of Russia, Inc.; American Committee for Liberation from Bolshevism, Inc.).

URL unknown

AIR0000067

Rockefeller Foundation.

http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/

AIR0000096

Research Triangle Park

URL unknown

AIR0000068

Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey.

http://www.rutgers.edu/

AIR0000069

School of International Relations of the University of Southern California.

http://www.usc.edu/

AIR0000070

SIRIMAR (Societa Internazionale Recerche Marine) Division, Office of the Vice President for Research, Pennsylvania State University.

http://www.psu.edu/

AIR0000071

Social Science Research Council.

http://www.ssrc.org/

AIR0000072

Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI).

http://www.ukm.my/SERI/

AIR0000073

*Stanford Electronic Laboratories, Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

http://www.stanford.edu/

AIR0000074

Stanford Research Institute, Menlo Park, Calif.

http://www.sri.com/

AIR0000073

Stanford University (the George Vanderbilt Foundation), Stanford, Calif.

http://www.stanford.edu/

AIR0000075

Syracuse University.

http://www.syr.edu/

AIR0000076

*Tulane University Graduate School.

http://tulane.edu/

AIR0000076

Tulane University Medical School.

http://tulane.edu/

AIR0000077

*University of Alabama.

http://www.ua.edu/

AIR0000077

University of Alabama Medical Center.

http://www.ua.edu/

AIR0000078

University of Chicago (as a participant in the International Cooperation Administration Program No. W — 74 only).

http://www.uchicago.edu/index.shtml

AIR0000026

University of Colorado (Department of History), Boulder, Colo.

http://www.colorado.edu/

AIR0000079

University of Connecticut, College of Liberal Arts and Science (Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages).

http://www.uconn.edu/

AIR0000080

University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii.

http://www.hawaii.edu/

AIR0000081

University of Illinois at Urbana — Champaign, Austria — Illinois Exchange Program.

http://illinois.edu/

AIR0000082

University of Kansas, Office of International Programs.

http://www.ku.edu/

AIR0000083

University of La Verne (La Verne College of Athens).

http://laverne.edu/

AIR0000084

University of Michigan (School of Natural Resources), Ann Arbor, Mich.

http://www.umich.edu/

AIR0000085

University of Minnesota, Department of Plant Pathology (in relationship to research project abroad).

http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/index.php

AIR0000086

University of Nebraska Mission in Colombia, South America.

URL unknown

AIR0000087

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

http://www.unc.edu/index.htm

AIR0000088

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

http://nd.edu/

AIR0000089

University of Puerto Rico.

http://www.upr.edu/

AIR0000090

University of Washington (Department of Marketing, Transportation, and International Business) and (The School of Public Health and Community Medicine), Seattle, Wash.

http://www.washington.edu/

AIR0000091

Vanderbilt University [Includes College of Arts and Science, Blair School of Music, Divinity School, School of Engineering, Graduate School, Law school, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Owen Graduate School of Management, Peabody College of Education and Human Development, the Medical Center, the Public Policy Center, and the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center], Nashville, Tennessee. [Approved April 6, 2011]

http://www.vanderbilt.edu/

AIR0000092

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

http://wayne.edu/

AIR0000093

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc.

http://www.wennergren.org/

AIR0000094

Williams College, Economic Department, Williamstown, Mass.

http://www.williams.edu/

AIR0000095

Texas A&M University

http://dof.tamu.eduhttp://dof.tamu.edu

http://ifss.tamu.edu

AIR0000096

Middlebury College

http://www.middlebury.edu/

AIR0000097

Carnegie Mellon University

http://www.cmu.edu/student-affairs/

AIR0000098

Oklahoma State University

http://go.okstate.edu/

Current as of March 28, 2016