I have been asked to do a chalk talk in a few weeks at one of my upcoming interviews and wondered if people know what I might expect? It'll be on the last day, so after they've seen the research talk. Will it mostly be about the research talk? OR will it maybe get into things like "What will your first grant be?" or "What do you see yourself working on in X years?" I have honestly no idea what to expect so any advice would help.
It is ok to ask the school what is expected for this talk. From what I have heard of these before (I have not given one), you shouldn't prepare a long one-sided talk, but something shorter and allows for some interaction. And yes, it should be about future plans. I think either of those questions (first grant or what you're doing in 5-10 years) are things you can prepare. The research talk is largely work you have done with 1-2 slides on future directions. The chalk talk is about the future. I guess they want to know if you are fundable and have plans beyond your less independent postdoctoral work.