Marie Curie Fellowships are European research grants available to researchers regardless of their nationality and field of research. In addition to generous fellowships, researchers have the possibility to gain experience abroad and in the private sector, and to complete their training with competences or disciplines useful for their careers. In this website you will learn more about those grants that promote excellence and innovation in Europe. Johan Richard is an astronomer in the observatory of Lyon, which is part of the University of Lyon and the National Research Centre in France.He is a Marie Curie Fellow under the Career Integration Grant that has given him the opportunity to develop his own research group. In the past, he was granted with an Intra-European Fellowship, a programme that helps researchers with a postdoctoral position to spend two years in a European country other than their country of origin. His research is about the formation and evolution of galaxies.