A number of University offices are dedicated to directing and supporting faculty research, including externally sponsored research. These include the Offices of Research Development, Sponsored Programs, and Contracts and Collaborations; Environmental Health and Safety; Entrepreneurial Institute; Leslie Entrepreneurs Lab; Government Affairs and Community Engagement; Office of Postdoctoral Affairs; Office of Veterinary Resources; University Animal Welfare Committee; and University Committee on Activities Involving Human Subjects. NYU provides a large number of institutional funding opportunities, research residencies through the Provost’s Global Research Initiatives program, and international research programs at the portal campuses and research institutes of NYU Shanghai and NYU Abu Dhabi.