Negotiated Salary Trial Program (NSTP)

The Negotiated Salary Trial Program (NSTP) is a five-year pilot compensation program that recognizes and rewards academic merits. Now entering its fifth and final year, the NSTP provides incentives for eligible ladder and in-residence faculty to generate additional external funding to support a portion of their total compensation packages. To participate, faculty members must be in good standing with regard to all teaching, research, and service obligations.

The NSTP at UCLA: 2017-18

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.

All eligible faculty at these participating schools and divisions may request to participate in the 2017-18 NSTP. The deadline for submitting NSTP requests to the Academic Personnel Office is Monday, May 15, 2017. For questions regarding the NSTP, please contact Rong Jiang at


NSTP Annual Reports

  • UCOP NSTP Year One Report (7/2013 - 6/2014)

In its first year, the Negotiated Salary Trial Program (NSTP) for general campus faculty was used by 154 faculty members at UCI, UCLA, and UCSD. The negotiated salary component for these faculty members resulted in $3.7M in additional salary. Click here to view the full report.

  • UCOP NSTP Year Two Report (7/2014 - 6/2015)

In its second year, 225 faculty enrolled in NSTP. This represents an increase of 71 faculty over the previous year. The negotiated salary component for these 225 faculty members was $6.7M in negotiated salary or $3M higher than the 2013-14 program. Click here to view the full report.

  • UCOP NSTP Year Three Report (7/2015-6/2016)

In its third year, 233 faculty enrolled in NSTP. The negotiated salary component for these 233 faculty members was $7.9M; $1.2M higher than the 2014-15 program which enrolled 225 faculty. As in the previous year, the program was most heavily used by faculty in engineering (105), biological sciences (45), public health (24), and physical sciences (25). There was representation from a wide range of other disciplines, including arts, education, marine sciences and social sciences. Click here to view the full report.

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