Unexpected since nothing was mentioned about outside funding in the job announcement. Unfortunately this first interview question (!) remained a central point during the whole interview. This was already one red flag for me to potentially accept this position, and I refused to give them a clear fundraising proposal. The college tries to compete for outside funding with bigger and more established Universities which ends in a struggle for the professor to get any funding. I wouldn't have applied for this job if I had known it upfront. For me, this was a step down position-wise and certainly no improvement from where I came from.