Sending a team of researchers somewhere in space is not science anymore, it's about political decisions and money.
We have the technology for space vehicles, life support systems, and building an outpost from regolith doesn't seem insurmountable.
Space stations are an example of those technologies.
Starting a civilization is another story.
I understand "civilization" as a group of hundreds of people or more, who should be self-sustaining, should bear and raise children, grow their own food, or at least trade local resources (with Earth) for food.
This is currently out of reach for our technology.
But do scientists have some expectations?
You might have seen projects of planet terraforming, spinning torus habitats, Mars or Moon under-dome cities, Venus flying cities, etc.
Those are not actual projects.
They are case studies that make science students improve multi-domain team-working: planetology, biology, ecology (the science, not the green business), climatology geology, etc.