I have a question about EB2-NIW (or EB1-NIW). * I'm a recent PhD graduate in Electrical Engineering with a focus on defense related projects. * I do not have any peer reviewed publications, but several conference publications. * I have several nationally acclaimed fellowships from national labs and federal organizations. * Currently, I have an offer that will set me up as a post doc in a completely different field (from engineering to education) with a very high probability of 5 peer reviewed publications in average impact journals within a year.
Should I wait to publish those papers to apply for EB2-NIW? Or should I go ahead and apply for EB2-NIW right now? Will the fact that I've published peer reviewed papers in a different field affect the application?