A number of University offices are dedicated to directing and supporting faculty research, including externally sponsored research. These include the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), Contract Office, Environmental Health and Safety, Entrepreneurial Institute, Government Affairs and Civic Engagement, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Office of Veterinary Resources, Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA), 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.