Anastasia Chavez receives NSF PRIMES grant to attend IPAM long program

Posted on 8/15/23 in News

Photo Credit: Saint Mary’s College of California

We are thrilled to report that Anastasia Chavez, Assistant professor of Mathematics at St. Mary’s College of California, has been awarded an NSF PRIMES grant to continue her research on matroid theory while attending IPAM’s Spring 2024 long program Geometry, Statistical Methods, and Integrability.  

The NSF Partnership for Research Innovation in the Mathematical Sciences (PRIMES) program seeks to boost the participation of members of groups underrepresented in the mathematical sciences through their increased involvement in research programs at the mathematical sciences institutes.  IPAM is one of six NSF math institutes seeking partnerships with individual faculty at minority serving institutions that are not currently classified as R1. The PRIMES award includes funding for teaching relief and travel both before and after Professor Chavez’s participation in the IPAM program, as well as support during her visit.

Faculty interested in partnering with IPAM to submit a proposal for the May 31, 2024 target date must participate in one of two long programs at IPAM during the 2024–2025 academic year: “Mathematics of Intelligences” running September 9–December 13, 2024 or “Non-commutative Optimal Transport” running March 10–June 13, 2025.  Those interested in submitting a proposal should contact IPAM Associate Director Selenne Bañuelos ( or IPAM director ( for more information.

Congratulations, Anastasia Chavez!