International and Postdoctoral Services Office
The International and Postdoctoral Services Office (IPSO) advances the mission of Georgia Regents University by supporting the GRU commitment to diversity and inclusion as outlined in Transition Forward: Strategic Priority 6.
IPSO is a service and compliance unit tasked to understand and apply laws to facilitate the employment of international personnel, the enrollment of international students, and the hosting of international visitors to further the strategic goals of GRU while minimizing financial burden and institutional risk.
IPSO is responsible for providing information and assistance to departments, scholar (employees and visitors) and students about sponsored/hosted non-immigrant visa status options (H-1B, TN, E-3, 0-1. F-1, AND J-1), recruiting international faculty, and sponsoring current personnel for permanent residency (EB-1b and EB-2a)
IPSO also acts as a resource to enhance and support the work experiences of all postdoctoral appointees and their faculty mentors with regards to postdoc appointment and salary standards.
To support GRU departments and faculty in attracting and retaining high-caliber international scholars and students.
To support GRU departments and faculty in the appointment of postdoctoral fellows who support the research growth of GRU.
To provide GRU with an efficient and effective mechanism to recruit and retain international scholars and students by facilitating the visa status sponsorship and hosting processes through the various federal government agencies that regulate the entry of international scholars and students
To develop policies and practices which systematically support the efficient appointment of postdoctoral fellows at GRU.
In all capacities, IPSO strives to serve the best interests of the GRU community by reducing bureaucratic burden, ensuring compliance and promoting fiscal responsibility. The office adheres to four core values in the design and delivery of its services:
- Customer Service