COUNCIL OF THE STATE EMERITUS SCIENTISTS
Conferral of the State Emeritus Scientist Status is regulated by the Law on Scientific Activity:
Section 12.1 Conferral of the State Emeritus Scientist Status
(1) The State emeritus scientist status may be conferred to outstanding, internationally recognised scientists after reaching of the pension age specified in law.
(2) A decision on conferral of the State emeritus scientist status shall be taken by the Latvian Academy of Sciences, ascertaining the opinion of the Council of the State Emeritus Scientists. The composition of the Council of the State Emeritus Scientists shall be approved by the Minister for Education and Science for four years.
(3) A State emeritus scientist shall be granted a lifelong grant - allowance which is paid in addition to the old age pension. It shall be disbursed by the Latvian Academy of Sciences from the financial resources intended for scientific activity in the budget of the Ministry of Education and Science.
(4) The Cabinet shall determine the procedures for nominating the applicants for the State emeritus scientist status, the selection criteria and the procedures by which the State emeritus scientist status shall be conferred and the lifelong grant shall be granted, the amount of the lifelong grant to be allocated, as well as the procedures for establishing the Council of the State Emeritus Scientists and the operation rules thereof.