Fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFRs) are a family of transmembrane tyrosine kinases involved in signaling via interactions with the family of fibroblast growth factors. Alternative splicing of the juxtamembrane region of FGFR1-3 leads to the inclusion or exclusion of two amino acids, valine and threonine, the VT site. The presence or absence of VT (VT + or VT -, respectively) affects the signaling potential of the receptor. The VT+ receptor isoform is required for Erk2 phosphorylation, a component of the mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling pathway. FRS2 is an adaptor protein that links FGFRs to the mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling pathway. FRS2 interacts with a region of the juxtamembrane domain of FGFR1 that includes the alternatively spliced VT site. We investigated the interaction of FRS2 with murine Fgfr1 juxtamembrane domain. We showed the alternatively spliced VT motif, at the juxtamembrane domain of Fgfr1 is required for FRS2 interaction with Fgfr1. Activation of signaling pathways from FRS2 is likely to be regulated by controlling the Fgfr1/FRS2 interaction through alternative splicing of the VT motif of Fgfr1.