Grant Proposal Chalk Talks

Organizer: Chris Weihl Read More


As of fall 2017, the Chalk Talks are open to students and post docs to attend and to present.  Chalk Talks provide an opportunity for faculty, post docs and students to get feedback on upcoming grant proposals.  Presenters must be affiliated with a Hope Center lab, but those outside the Hope Center are welcome to attend.

Organizer/Contact Information

For additional information about the Grant Proposal Chalk Talks, please contact the organizer Chris Weihl or the administrative coordinator, Jan Konrad.

Instructions for Presenters

Tips for a successful Chalk Talk

  1. It is a real chalk talk. No slides.
  2. Think of a question that you need help with and begin the talk by writing this question or a set of specific aims/goals on the board so as to guide the audience and frame the conversation.
  3. This is not a talk to educate the audience about your research but instead for the audience to educate you with advice etc.
  4. If there are specific faculty that you would like invited–Please invite them. Send them a personal email asking for their attendance. This is a great opportunity to pick the brains of your colleagues.

2017/2018 Schedule, PI Chalk Talk

4th Wednesday of the month
8:30a – 9:30a
Biotech 129

  • September 27: 
  • October 25: 
  • January 24: 
  • February 28: 
  • March 28: 
  • April 25: 
  • May 23: 

For previous years’ talks, check out the archive links in the box to the right.

All meetings are listed on the Neuroscience Calendar of the Office of Neuroscience Research.