Negotiated Salary Trial Program (NSTP)

Submission Instructions

The Negotiated Salary Trial Program (NSTP) allows eligible ladder-rank faculty in participating divisions to contribute external funding resources toward their total University of California (UC) salary. The NSTP, like the well-established Health Sciences Compensation Plan (HSCP), allows faculty to utilize external fund sources to support a portion of their total compensation.

Deadline for submitting 2024-25 requests is WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2024. No extensions of time to apply will be granted. All requests must be completed and signed electronically. No hard copies accepted.

Please follow the five easy steps below to apply for participation in the NSTP. Requestors will be notified of the final decisions regarding their requests June 1-15, 2024.

Step 1

Review the NSTP Implementation Procedures and confirm funding availability with relevant personnel (see below)

Step 2

Faculty Requestor completes NSTP Faculty Application Form  

Step 3

Fund/Department Manager completes Fund Manager Verification Form 

Step 4

Department Chair completes Department Chair Certification Form 

Step 5

Dean signs bottom of Department Chair Certification Form.
Dean’s Office electronically submits completed (i) NSTP Faculty Application Form, (ii) Fund Manager Verification; and (iii) Department Chair Certification (three forms) to, via email – SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2024.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at campus extension 9-5579, or send an email to