Depending on how they are written, formatted, and presented, grant proposals can provide you or your organization with the funding necessary to accomplish your goals. A proposal's appearance is perhaps as important as its content, however, if a reviewer struggles to read your proposal then they will likely not give it the attention it deserves. A clear appearance comes from including in-text citations in your proposal (to point a reviewer to the appropriate reference) and doing so in the proper manner. This article demonstrates how to write in-text citations in the MLA style.
At the end of a sentence in which you refer to one of your sources, type one open parenthesis.
Type the name(s) of the author(s)/editor(s) of the source that you cited, and the number of the page on which this information was found. The name and the page number must be separated by one space. If you have in-text citations that refer to more than one of the same author's works, you must also include the source's name in your citation (after the author's name type a comma, a space, and then the source's name).
Type a single close parenthesis to complete your in-text citation. Type a period immediately after your closed parenthesis to complete your sentence.