CSIRO is looking for journalists who encourage and showcase exceptional reporting which promotes awareness of science to Australians living in rural and regional areas.

The 2012 CSIRO Award for Science Journalism will be awarded for a body of work which publicises scientific advances that have, or will, further the social and economic interests of Australians.

The award is open to journalists who either work in rural and regional areas or those whose work is for a rural or regional audience.

The winner will be recognised for the quality, clarity and breadth of their science journalism and their commitment to telling science stories to the Australian community in support of how complex science is changing the world.

The winner will receive a $5000 travel grant to further their career.

Applications close Friday 3 August 2012.

Download application HERE

The 2011 winner was Sarah Clarke who is the ABC’s national environment and science correspondent reporting for both ABC Radio and Television.