This isn’t the most serious question, but when writing a grant (without a co-PI) do you use the
royal editorial “we”? Or do your refer to yourself in the first person? When citing your own work, do you use your surname or do you say “the PI”? When writing a grant with more than one person, do you refer to “the PI” and “the co-PI”?
In the grants I’ve read, I’ve seen both. The ones that use “the PI” and “I” generally sound more confident and strong. But there is some discomfort to me in doing so. A little too cocky.
Or tell me to stop quibbling, Cora, and get back to writing.