Negotiated Salary Trial Program (NSTP)


The Negotiated Salary Trial Program (NSTP) is a general campus negotiated salary plan that allows ladder-rank and in-residence faculty to voluntarily contribute external funding resources toward their total UC salary. The total UC salary consists of the faculty member’s base salary plus a negotiated salary component that is capped at 30% of the base salary (academic or fiscal, including off-scale). The total negotiated salary is effective for a one-year period corresponding with the University fiscal cycle of July 1 through June 30.

The NSTP program began its 5-year pilot trial in 2013, and is moving into an extended phase starting on July 1, 2018. Like the well-established Health Sciences Compensation Plan (HSCP), the NSTP provides incentives for eligible faculty to generate additional external funds through their own research, teaching, or outreach activities. To participate, faculty members must be in good standing with regard to all teaching, research, and service obligations, and remain compliant with all applicable University policies, procedures, and training requirements.

The NSTP at UCLA: 2018-19

The campus units that are participating in the 2017-18 NSTP program include the Fielding School of Public Health, the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering & Applied Science, the School of Nursing, and the four academic divisions of the College of Letters and Science: Humanities, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences.

The 2018-19 NSTP runs from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.  All eligible faculty at participating schools and divisions may request to join the program. The deadline for submitting NSTP requests to the Academic Personnel Office is July 31, 2018. For questions regarding the NSTP, please contact Rong Jiang at


Web page updated September 27, 2018