Writing a research proposal for a postdoc fellowship... I'm not sure how personal to make it. I want to convince the reviewers that it's *me* who has the expertise to do this project, but I'm uncomfortable with too much first person (especially when it's "I" instead of "we"). For example: "During my doctoral work, I showed that XXX happens.... We plan to continue this work by doing YYY. My experience with methods ZZZ will be beneficial..." vs "Process XXX was shown to occur [cite].... ", where the citation is my paper. Thanks for the help. This is basically my first real research proposal.