Further to James Paterson’s comment (see below), an example of government funded university research.
Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship
Project Title: Moving with dignity: a human rights approach to slow-onset climate change-related displacement and relocation in the Pacific.
Total Funding: $814,913
Project Summary: At the international, regional and national levels, climate change-related displacement poses a significant challenge to law and policymakers. This project examines potential legal responses to displacement resulting from slow-onset climate change and, in particular, the feasibility of en-masse relocation of whole communities in the Pacific.